Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A figure of a gnome used as a garden ornament.
- ‘Inspiring her father to stop mourning the death of his wife and re-engage the world, Amelie kidnaps his garden gnome and sends photos of the gnome in cities around the world.’
- ‘‘In truth, many garden gnomes look very much like him, but these were painted with his skin colour and the right social worker beard,’ says Nita, the C-LIS gnomes officer.’
- ‘Highlight of the garden, created by scuba divers 150 feet down in the murky depths of Wastwater, is a display of around 40 garden gnomes.’
- ‘Sadly, most of us have never encountered a garden gnome that wasn't made out of cheap plastic.’
- ‘French police are trying to find homes for over 80 garden gnomes kidnapped in eastern France earlier this year.’
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.