Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Half board:‘twin rooms with facilities on an HB basis’
2also "hb"Hardback:‘£12.99 hb/£8.99 pb’
3Hard black (used in describing a medium grade of pencil lead).
4The political wing of the Basque separatist organization ETA.
Haemoglobin:‘your Hb level will be tested early in pregnancy’
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.