Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A girl who lives at home but attends a school where other pupils board.
- ‘Sophie became a day girl at the £1400-a-term Kent College for Girls in Pembury, where she also enjoyed riding, ballet and amateur dramatics.’
- ‘One is a boarding scholarship and the other is for a day girl.’
- ‘They now have accommodation for 40 boarders and nine day girls.’
- ‘I much prefer boarding to being a day girl, though I miss the way you can go home and watch TV in your own time.’
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.