Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of index-linked National Savings certificate, originally available only to pensioners.
- ‘The Government can also think of granny bonds for future pensioners and the bearer bonds.’
- ‘There is no truth in the rumour that he has decided to go one better and start handing out ‘granny bonds’.’
- ‘I know for a fact my mother once had something I think was called a "granny bond" which was effectively a financial product offered to people above a certain age which had a slightly higher interest rate than people below could get.’
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.