Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Remove a substance using heat:‘use a blowlamp to burn off the paint’
- ‘However, at 10 am, a man with a blow torch is burning the lines off and at 3pm, the lines have all gone.’
- ‘And last Sunday morning, nine days after the lines were painted, workmen came back and burnt them off again.’
- ‘The heat burned the paint off the walls and, Chicca realized later, most of the hair from his head and face.’
- ‘And in the light of day, feel no regrets that you have burnt the paint off the sides of your barbecue and voided the manufacturer's limited warranty.’
- ‘But two days later, workers were back to burn the yellow paint off the road, after it was discovered they had been painted in error.’
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.