Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- Scottish form of give
- ‘And then the lassies would often gie ye mair money on top of that!’
- ‘‘You know what it's like in Glasgow at Hogmanay, it's ‘right, gie's a turn’.’
- ‘The book, writes Robertson, is ‘a stertin-pynt, a wey inta the past that micht also gie a perspective on the present an’ the future’.’
- ‘They were dead nice, dead ordinary, gied me a cuppa tea, showed me the meditation room and, ach, it wis the atmosphere, hen.’
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.