Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A retailer of fruit and vegetables.‘white cabbage was selling for 12p a lb at the greengrocer's’
- ‘I'm amazed at how little it has changed. There is still a deli at No 31 and a greengrocer's next door.’
- ‘I just hope that supermarkets do not put all butchers and greengrocers out of business, as I personally hate supermarkets.’
- ‘East Greenwich is desperately in need of a proper greengrocers within a few minutes walk.’
- ‘I also go to the farmer's market that's started nearby, but then the greengrocer pointed out to me that it's damaging his business.’
- ‘The local butchers and greengrocers look great, but I never once saw the word ‘organic’ on anything.’
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.