Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A displaced person (a person who is forced to leave their home country because of war or persecution):‘he had come over after the war—he was a DP’[as modifier] ‘the books follow the fates of survivors of the war and the DP camps’immigrant, emigrant, incomer, newcomer, asylum seeker, settler, expatriate, expat, exileView synonyms
A person's wife, husband, or partner (particularly used in online forums):‘I'm 36 and my DP is 42 and we have been together for six years’
1990s: abbreviation of darling partner or dear partner.
A director of photography (the person who oversees the photography and camerawork in a film, television production, etc.):‘we're looking for a DP for an ambitious action/adventure short film’
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.