Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tin opener.
- ‘For all I know she could sound like a cross between Diana Degarmo and an electric can-opener.’
- ‘Pulling the Leatherman I carry with me everywhere from the front pocket of my bag I singled out the can-opener and locked it into place.’
- ‘That so-happy-to-see-you act is pure relief: unless he works out what cupboard the food's in, and learns to operate a can-opener, he genuinely thinks he's going to starve.’
- ‘Or have you ever attempted to open a can without a can-opener?’
- ‘‘Perfect’, thought I, as I sought out the can-opener and then proceeded to eat the fishy contents with great relish.’
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.