Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lightweight sub-machine gun.
- ‘He was armed with a Soviet PPSh 41 7.62 mm sub-machinegun, commonly referred to as a burp gun because of the sound it made when fired.’
- ‘He was about to reach the hatch when a hand stuck itself onto the hatch and was followed by a German with a burp gun.’
- ‘While most carried the highly lethal burp guns (Thompson and Marlin submachine guns) slung around their necks, some carried ancient muzzle-loading, fowling pieces.’
- ‘Russian soldiers patrolled each platform en route and rapped on the windows with their ‘burp guns’ if we lifted the blinds.’
- ‘Others brought in burp guns and ammo belts - six connected pouches holding two magazines each.’
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.