Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The new orthodoxy preached by the ostensibly liberal apostles of political correctness sanctifies the condom, no longer to be referred to disparagingly as the rubber Johnny or the French letter.’
- ‘According to the ad, ‘Julius would like to give you some straight talk about French letters.’’
- ‘I had taken some trouble to insert among the smoked salmon and cream cheese, a French letter.’
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.