Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Perform a succession of menial tasks for someone as if one was their servant.
- ‘For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.’
- ‘This week, the PM meets with the new resident of the White House, and will do his best to show he can fetch and carry.’
- ‘Lord Duvalier is certainly able to fetch and carry for Veronique.’
- ‘The comments by some Madrid players have been clearly self-serving (none of them want to fetch and carry - the role they see for Vieira) and contradictory.’
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.