Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A garbage collector.
- ‘A union spokesman said: ‘The garbos are not asking for a pay rise but are simply asking that their current rates of pay are maintained.’’
- ‘It seems that we are now expected to become garbos ourselves - everything is supposed to be presorted and prepared.’
- ‘For the last three months according to Brisbane's garbos who this week walked off the job amid growing safety concerns.’
- ‘No longer is a garbo at the bottom of the social scale.’
- ‘My sister thinks the little old ladies next door nicked it, to teach us a lesson for not bringing our bin back in as soon as the garbo leaves.’
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.