Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Dylan goes up to a security guard and describes Janae to him - ‘She's about this high with browny blondish hair.’’
- ‘In the early 70s, the store converted to UPC readers, which I now think was rather ahead it of its time. It coincided with an utter browning of the store, though - brown and orange, orangish browns and browny oranges.’
- ‘Anyway, very few flowers in my yard flaunt the single colours - bright yellow, soft pink, browny maroon, crimson - black - of my original sowing.’
- ‘Rudbeckia Goldquelle is a double-flowered species with bushy growth and mid yellow blooms from July to September while the unusual Rudbeckia mollis has hairy leaves and a browny green cone.’
- ‘I bought one of those and my mum dutifully kept hold of it until all the colours gradually slipped together and became a sort of blah browny sandy colour, when she wisely decided it was no longer worth holding onto.’
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.