Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disreputable man or youth who spends his time loitering on the street.
- ‘There's not a corner boy in sight and trash is noticeably absent.’
- ‘In pea jacket and flat cap, Steve O'Connell represents Clar Quinlan, a gravelly voiced corner boy.’
- ‘This sounds more like the sharp practice of a street corner boy than a scientific investigation by a responsible company.’
- ‘The mortgage brokers and rip-off contractors are the runners and corner boys.’
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.