Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The mother gets through a bottle of vodka a day and yet my friend cannot afford to go back to court, nor can he get legal aid, so he is left watching his innocents bruise as they grow into potential alcoholic brawlers.’
- ‘Its roots go back to Tough Guy competitions, in which a town's toughest barroom brawlers were pitted against each other for prize money.’
- ‘I'd never seen him fight, but I knew he was a pub brawler, and here he stood before us, barefooted, ready to have a go.’
- ‘Binge drinkers and booze-fuelled brawlers who plague Kingston town centre at night face on-the-spot fines in a police crackdown on loutish behaviour.’
- ‘He's also seeking compensation for towing and storage charges, and for the fright of hiding in the corner of a holding cell with drunks and brawlers.’
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.