Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(of goods) sold direct from.‘carpet tiles offered at a special price, ex stock’
- 1.1North American (of goods) without charges to the purchaser until removed from.‘ex warehouse’
- 1.1North American (of goods) without charges to the purchaser until removed from.
2Not including.‘the cost is £5,000 ex VAT’
Mid 19th century (in ex (sense 2)): from Latin, ‘out of’.
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.