Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large diary designed for use in an office.
- ‘It is intended that, when the broadband service is introduced, a centralised computer booking system will be operational but until that time staff at all libraries will maintain a booking record using a desk diary.’
- ‘And here is a magnificent desk diary in black leather with gilt edging.’
- ‘I did force myself to part with tax records from 1992 to 1994, though I couldn't resist keeping my desk diaries from those years, if only to make things easier for my biographers.’
- ‘This beautifully produced desk diary features images from Vertigo's distinguished decade of producing cutting edge comics.’
- ‘You need to set up bring forward systems and to use desk diaries which, if used in conjunction with a filing system, provide a foolproof method for storing information, chasing up work and as an aide-mémoire.’
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.