Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘A Wilton woman would happily have accepted ‘a tenner’ for a cardboard boxful of junk that for decades had been gathering dust in her loft.’
- ‘She divided the boxful of letters into three similar-sized bundles, and gave the first two to Rebecca and Ailsa.’
- ‘A night or two later, Mac came back to the Wade Bar with a boxful of metal scraps and debris to show to his buddies.’
- ‘Baseball equipment by the boxful is arriving, thanks to a enterprising group of volunteers here in the United States.’
- ‘I took a boxful home for Jenny, who is particularly fond of them.’
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.