Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instrument for the painless slaughter of animals.
- ‘With a lot of debate raised by animal activists about the cruelty of cooking lobsters alive in hot water until they die, a new humane killer has been launched in the UK.’
- ‘Mr Milford said thousands of sheep had been killed at the mass slaughterhouse with the guns, which are also known as humane killers.’
- ‘Encouraged by a resurgence of fur in the fashion industry the ‘humane killers’ are being allowed to kill 3 million seals over three years.’
- ‘Spectators could clearly see almost every aspect of what followed, save for the application of the humane killer to the head of the dying colt.’
- ‘Police fear that a vet's stolen humane killer may have fallen into the hands of a crime gang.’
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.