Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Many a visiting brickie has succumbed to a heart attack after viewing walling here.’
- ‘Having successfully relocated the bridge, there's no job too big for the nation's favourite brickies.’
- ‘This is because a brickie becomes acclimatised to the sun's rays, whereas an office worker is more likely to sunburn.’
- ‘With Saudi Arabia's strict no alcohol regime, the writers didn't think it was a natural home for Britain's booze-loving brickies.’
- ‘I went to the farthest part of the site and joined a gang of brickies clearing up.’
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.