Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The chemical element darmstadtium.
A person's son (particularly used in online forums)‘my DS rolls his eyes in disgust when I use these terms of affection’
- ‘Friday was oldest ds's birthday, so we picked him up at his dad's and made a good ol' fashioned family night of it.’
- ‘My DS is bugging me about Christmas, bringing his wrapped presents around and wanting to open them.’
- ‘That said, DS and his mates all had a great time and even though we still had to wait 20 minutes for a taxi DS went home happy!’
- ‘My DS attends day nursery full time.’
- ‘DS woke up this morning at 2:30 crying in his bedroom ... because he wanted his socks on.’
- ‘That's cute - sounds like something my DS would say.’
- ‘Youngest DS woke up last night screaming and stayed awake again for about three hours.’
- ‘Ds wants to go, so I said I'd go too.’
- ‘Last night it was 10pm before my DS went to sleep.’
- ‘I did bump into her at Allenton Market once when I had DS in the pushchair so that would probably be about 12 years ago.’
- ‘DS will be two next month, and is still an atrocious sleeper.’
- ‘My eldest DS left Scotland today for a month-long World Challenge school trip to Africa.’
- ‘This morning DS woke me at 11 am with breakfast in bed.’
- ‘DS has to be up at 8 am tomorrow for his paper round.’
- ‘Feeling smug because DS chose dried prunes over chocolate as a snack - I must be doing something right!’
- ‘DS went to the park with his mates for sledging and snowball fights.’
- ‘Could your DS choose a special nickname for the baby just for him as big brother to use?’
- ‘I could never read or surf while nursing unless DS was asleep.’
- ‘My DS (three weeks old) has picked up a cold from somewhere - he is a little sniffly and sneezing a lot.’
- ‘My DS is 14 months and thinks no is the funniest word ever.’
- ‘So this afternoon we have been back up to Vision Express and luckily we managed to get a pair of new glasses for DS.’
1990s: abbreviation of darling son or dear son.
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.