Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A trolley for holding food to be served at table.
- ‘Remember Blue Nun, Liebfraumilch, Parker Knoll furniture and, gasp, even hostess trolleys… well apparently they are all coming back with a vengeance!’
- ‘There's also an electric hostess trolley on wheels, complete with four serving dishes and matching lids.’
- ‘Eating half an avocado as a starter, with or without the addition of prawn cocktail in the hole, went out with the hostess trolley.’
- ‘We both surrendered to the inevitable when, two hours after lunch was complete, we discovered the red cabbage, leeks and sprouts staring reproachfully at us from the bottom of the maternal hostess trolley.’
- ‘I looked down at the little ashtray on his gold coloured hostess trolley, two lonely pound coins looked back up at me, so I ferreted around in my pocket for something smaller.’
- ‘He also does not recall allegedly upending a hostess trolley after failing to play a CD on it, swearing at the captain and ripping up a ‘yellow card’ warning him to behave or face arrest.’
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.