Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for haystack
- ‘They didn't even give him a standing ovation, and instead returned to a placid debate on the countryside, like snoozing farm hands propped up on hayricks.’
- ‘Peasants occupied common lands, cleared forest, butchered livestock, and burned hayricks.’
- ‘Small villages, hayricks, gloomy barns, steaming dung-heaps and frost blasted trees poked from the snow in black detail.’
- ‘It was only when she placed her hands on my head and felt the childhood scar from my fall off a hayrick that she acknowledged me as her son.’
- ‘A highland smell of dry grass and mould, smoke and hayricks, rode the breeze that pressed against her face.’
- ‘As a lad he stood on a hayrick, the proud young Hamlet, giving utterances of greatness.’
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.