Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A soldier of the 7th British armoured division (with the jerboa as a badge) in the North African desert campaign of 1941–2.
- ‘He was a desert rat with the 8th Army in North Africa and then a Chindit behind Japanese lines in Burma.’
- ‘He was a Desert Rat in World War II and various anecdotes are made about this throughout the show, such as his life being saved by a mess-tin and saving a man's life with a tablespoon.’
- ‘The former desert rat was being forced to give up his home help support after the weekly cost more than trebled.’
- ‘He was a Desert Rat and often spoke of his experiences in the desert and at Mont Cassino.’
- ‘It is interesting to note that we are about to celebrate the end of the war in 1945 in which our member spent five years as a desert rat defending democracy, only to be troubled by louts at the age of 83.’
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.