Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A van with rigid sides.
- ‘Witnesses said Wilds lost control of his box van after suddenly pulling into the fast lane to overtake at 70 mph.’
- ‘I know that around these parts, every electrician/carpenter/painter, etc. drives a white box van.’
- ‘A number of vehicles including a Volvo articulated lorry, a DAF box van, a Rover Metro and a BMW all stopped behind the accident.’
- ‘Three people were injured - two seriously - when a car and a box van collided on the A169 Pickering to Whitby Road.’
- ‘We would appeal for the driver of a white box van or goods vehicle with a green stripe down the side to contact us.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.