Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A railway carriage or wagon from which the train's brakes can be controlled by the guard.
- ‘It's taken from the rear of the train through a window in the brake van.’
- ‘There are two third-class compartments and a brake van for the guard and luggage.’
- ‘The Network Rail team helped paint historic guards' and brake vans, enabling them to return to service much earlier than planned.’
- ‘The trust is also raising funds for plans to obtain new wagons and a brake van and is appealing for sponsors.’
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.