Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A telephone service which allows conversation among a number of separate callers.
- ‘The entire 170 pages are simply a conversation between a man and a woman who have met on a phone chatline and are speaking to each other at $2 a minute.’
- ‘In 1989, the company banned telephone chatlines after discovering people were becoming addicted to them.’
- ‘Tom was a guy Victoria had met through a chat line one holiday break.’
- ‘It wasn't long before she learned to use the chat lines, and began talking to people from all over the world.’
- ‘Thankfully, when telephone chatlines first emerged, age was against me.’
- ‘Kiernan, a ‘business wizard’ according to Hemphill, was running a phone chatline, and offered Hemphill some shifts to supplement his grant.’
- ‘A company executive generated £1m a week for a saucy chatline - and was sacked because he wasn't a ‘team player’.’
- ‘Is it possible to have a Sikh chatline where you can talk about the religion, where you can put your ideas together and have more information on Sikhism.’
- ‘The court was told that last February, the Department for Work and Pensions started to investigate employees of a chatline operating in the Bury area.’
- ‘Sometimes they come to school bleary-eyed after sitting up half the night on chat lines.’
- ‘Bear in mind, though, that premium rate numbers are also used legitimately for chat lines and for voting on some popular reality television shows.’
- ‘When increased regulations made running the chatline more difficult in Britain, he simply chased business elsewhere.’
- ‘He moved to Wiltshire a few months later after meeting the mother of the four-year-old girl through a telephone chatline.’
- ‘He said that since he had lost his job he had become very depressed and had made a vast number of calls to chat lines.’
- ‘But I think placing an ad in one of the local papers, or getting on one of the chat lines, could bring just as great a response and variety of individuals.’
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.