Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A public telephone operated by a phonecard rather than coins.
- ‘The area now also has a few modern public cardphones: 12 in Tsumkwe, 3 each in Mangetti Duin and Gam, and 6 in Okamatapati.’
- ‘Revenue from customer premises equipment, cardphones and payphones was down by between 21 and 22 per cent.’
- ‘With the new peace treaty firmly in place, in late March The Wizard publicly symbolised the new era of love and harmony by making the first ‘cardphone’ telephone call in Christchurch, to his Mum.’
- ‘The package also includes support for wireless web access using either a Nokia cardphone or a GPRS cell phone.’
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.