Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Social and leisure activities organized for the benefit of students, holidaymakers, etc.:‘getting involved in running ents can be fun’
- ‘Yesterday, however, the stakes were upped ever so slightly when the club's ents manager asked me if I would like to be a judge of the amateur strip competition which forms the on-stage entertainment tomorrow.’
- ‘The ents team is now busy organising future student events, which will include a battle of the bands competition, summer's open air Woodstock festival and this year's graduation ball.’
- ‘Every week ents officers for each of the York University colleges organise nighttime events for students.’
1970s: abbreviation of entertainments.
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.