Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Work as a butler:‘there is no one today worth buttling for’
- ‘We got used to having our butler, Kathy, press our clothes and bring us poolside drinks, and wondered how we had ever lived without being buttled.’
- ‘I know all about butlers and the fine art of buttling.’
- ‘A butler for 25 years and head of butling at London's Lanesborough Hotel for the past nine, Davoren is author of Manners from Heaven, a little book of dos and don'ts to guide your children through the vagaries of contemporary table manners.’
- ‘When she conducts an ad hoc job interview on Powell, she asks him ‘Do you buttle?’’
Mid 19th century: back-formation from butler.
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.