Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A compartment or small cellar used for storing coal.
- ‘It pays to ask around locally before buying - sets have been unearthed in Church cellars, museums, under beds and even in coal-holes!’
- ‘Dolly advises him to either spank her or put her alone in the coal-hole if she is naughty.’
- ‘In John's day, there were cellars, coal-holes, a midden and such external toilet arrangements as might be imagined in the yard behind the house.’
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.