Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A labourer who carries a hod.
- ‘Few are possessed of so little ‘hindsight’ that they cannot detect the hand of the present Dictator in a letter which the hodman wrote to a fellow laborer on Sept.3, 1902.’
- ‘He was considered ‘the best hodman in Dublin.’’
- ‘They were shown the plan of a building, and the ‘greater’ members, furnished with trowels, were obliged to build it in edibles, the ‘lesser’ acting as hodmen, and bringing materials.’
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.