Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none.
- ‘Some newly discovered fields will be gushers and some will be dry holes.’
- ‘You can spend a whole lot of money on exploration and still hit dry holes.’
- ‘It is very easy to drill dry holes and the only guarantee we have is that we will experience failures.’
- ‘But Shell withdrew from exploration, because for 2 years it had drilled nothing but dry holes.’
- ‘This is a Texas oilman who seemed to drill nothing but dry holes.’
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.