Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Lively enjoyment.‘the gardener's life, as a rule, is not all ‘cakes and ale’’
- ‘This is the worst kind of destructive attitude - denying other people cakes and ale because you've never enjoyed them yourself.’
- ‘Britain once had its days of cakes and ale, and a week which began with a day off.’
- ‘Traditionally celebrated after the main crop had been harvested, Harvest Home was, according to one historian, an annual event characterized by cakes and ale and hang the cost.’
- ‘The successful physician starves the first ten years, lives on bread and butter the second, and may have cakes and ale the third decade.’
- ‘And once the world is made virtuous, will there be no more cakes and ale?’
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.