Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A natural or artificial flying insect used as bait in fishing.
- ‘They have lunch together, and Harris gives them his address in London, and also a gift of fishing flies, which he tied himself.’
- ‘Nigel opened the box, revealing two neat rows of fishing flies.’
- ‘Three weeks ago Nigel brought those fishing flies over for you to fix.’
- ‘When guys of my dad's generation got old, they made a space in the basement to tie their own fishing flies or to paint mallard ducks or whatever.’
- ‘He learned to tie fishing flies and became an expert at this skill.’
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.