Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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- ‘Burly Dad conducts his antique business in a cockney accent on the dog and bone.’
- ‘Ten minutes later he's on the dog and bone again.’
- ‘Thus the trouble and strife would walk down the apples and pears and along the frog and toad to use the public dog and bone.’
- ‘We had little info on this brewery apart from a phone number, so we reached for the dog and bone and had a natter to the owner.’
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.