Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A firefighter.‘there's always a firie nearby to rescue you or your house from flames’
- ‘I am not questioning the integrity nor the bravery of the NSW "firie", but let's be honest.’
- ‘Obviously the young firie showed some promise, as he became captain in 1976 and has held the position ever since.’
- ‘Note the firie up the ladder in the shop.’
- ‘When they saw the fire in the windows, Mr Hunt called the firies and Mr Bailey knocked down the back door so he could reach the flames.’
- ‘On the plus side, the temperaments and personalities of the 'firies' are starkly highlighted (no heroics, only teamwork is tolerated), as are current firefighting and rescue tactics.’
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.