Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A conical heap of hay in a field.
- ‘Other common objects also had their names changed to make them more seemly: haycock turned into haystack, weathercock into weathervane, and apricock into apricot.’
- ‘On the afternoon he arrived, we went for a long walk and eventually rested against some haycocks in a meadow and had a long talk.’
- ‘The ‘Rosie’ of the title is a village girl who ‘baptized him with her cidrous kisses’ behind a haycock.’
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.