Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Concrete obstacles pointing upwards from the ground in rows, used against tanks in the Second World War.
- ‘Chairman Paul Melhuish said: ‘We looked at the possibility of fitting dragon's teeth or a barrier that horses and pedestrians could easily step over but would prevent other traffic from using it.’’
- ‘When I was told to attack the Siegfried Line, I was given a 1: 100K map and three aerial photos of the pillboxes and dragon's teeth complex in my assigned sector and told to be ready at 4 A.M. but not to move until ordered.’
With allusion to the teeth of the dragon killed by Cadmus.
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.