Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘They are also rich in cockles and for generations local people have gathered small bucketfuls of the shellfish to eat.’
- ‘Everybody knows they are there and I went down with a small net the other day and came back with three bucketfuls.’
- ‘Meanwhile, there is one hardy annual which is always guaranteed to bloom, bringing with it colour and a bucketfuls of pizazz.’
- ‘It teeters on the cusp of the Mediterranean, offering endless vistas of blue-green sea, bucketfuls of fresh air, and crumbling, salty buildings of the old town that still manage to retain their elegance.’
- ‘Those qualities were in evidence by the bucketful yesterday as free-running Heriot's won the game and the title with the combination of panache and style which has become their hallmark.’
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.