Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mixture of small variously shaped and coloured sweets.
- ‘We finished with my home-made fairy cakes, iced in pastel colours and topped with dolly mixtures and candy flowers.’
- ‘The brightly coloured figures appear very much like flattened dolly mixtures.’
- ‘He told the columnist that at that time, he had some catarrh pastilles, dried peas, pills and dolly mixtures laid out on the ‘operating table’.’
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.