Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Gently wipe away all traces of the cleanser with a face flannel wrung out in tepid water, rinsing at least twice more with tepid water.’
- ‘Forgetting to pack a face flannel is hardly the worst mishap that can befall the holiday planner.’
- ‘The watery, tough-skinned figs were barely cooked let alone caramelised and pouring bitter juices onto what tasted like the worst sort of greasy, mass-produced puff pastry as moist as a face flannel in the middle.’
- ‘It is rolled up in the manner of airline face flannels.’
- ‘Only it wasn't a towel, but a 'towelette', a square, white face flannel.’
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.