Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Come to a sudden unsuccessful end:‘his world championship campaign looked as if it had hit the buffers’
- ‘A number of other fresh start schools across the country have hit the buffers with many set to close later this year.’
- ‘No sooner are the local elections over than the government's decentralisation plan has hit the buffers.’
- ‘Plans to run Eurostar train services from York to Paris have finally hit the buffers.’
- ‘But Hall's vision hit the buffers and he lost millions of pounds.’
- ‘His ambitious reform plans had hit the buffers.’
- ‘Attempts to hoist a 20 ft high locomotive statue which commemorates the past glory of Horwich Loco Works have continued to hit the buffers.’
- ‘Bradford & Bingley's dogged pursuit of Macclesfield for the play-off place in the National League finally hit the buffers on Saturday.’
- ‘A city centre shop opened amid high hopes by the National Railway Museum less than two years ago has hit the buffers.’
- ‘Witham's long-awaited rail bridge project has finally hit the buffers.’
- ‘Television income, so long the sport's gravy train, has hit the buffers.’
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.