Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Trap or corner a person or animal being hunted or chased:‘the Athenians were brought to bay between the streams’
- ‘Mounted on their camels, they use dogs to bring their quarry to bay, and sharpened poles as lances.’
- ‘Beneath a stand of trees, on a rise of land above the chateau, is a stone table and benches where Louis would breakfast while his hounds and huntsmen searched out a likely scent in the meadows below or brought some stag to bay.’
- ‘Capitalism has neither conscience nor morality when it is brought to bay.’
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.