Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make a phone call reversing the charges.
- ‘A prison social worker said that prisoners may call collect on pay telephones inside the prison.’
- ‘Don't accept gifts from strangers or call someone, even if they invite you to call collect.’
- ‘You will also have your own phone from which long distance calls can be made by calling collect or using a charge card.’
- ‘They charge extra money to inmates who call collect to their families.’
- ‘You called collect to tell us about your new dog?’
- ‘What do you mean, ‘Why don't I just call collect?‘’
- ‘I'm sorry I had to call collect, but I have news.’
- ‘From countries where toll-free calls are not available, customers are able to call collect.’
- ‘You could call collect but you had to pay for your calls, either way.’
- ‘My arrangement with this aunt is that she calls me or if I need to call her I call collect and then she calls me back.’
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.