Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A health farm for people who are overweight:‘times have changed at fat farms—the accent's more on pampering than starving’
- ‘‘Shipped her to a fat farm this morning,’ he replied, without looking up from the novel he was reading.’
- ‘I showed the ad to my dad and he laughed at me and said, ‘That's a fat farm, you just need to quit eating so much candy!’’
- ‘However, having spent a week gorging myself in an Alpine ski resort, the notion of being preened and prodded at the most expensive health spa, beauty clinic and fat farm in the world is quite enticing.’
- ‘He was sent by his bosses to a fat farm to get back into shape for the service.’
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.