Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Resembling or evocative of a children's adventure story; characterized by daring and heroism; exciting.
1960s; earliest use found in David Pinner (b. 1940). From the genitive of boy + own, after the name of The Boy's Own Paper, a weekly publication aimed at young and teenage boys which frequently featured stories of adventure and daring, published from 1879 to 1967.
Boy's Own/ˌbɔɪz ˈəʊn/
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.