Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A baked potato served with the skin on.
- ‘Ann had a jacket potato and baked beans with a salad garnish and coleslaw.’
- ‘Having sneaked a look at my neighbour's menu when we were in the queue I selected a jacket potato with mushrooms and bacon.’
- ‘Real cheese, before we get too carried away, is the stuff that may reliably be teamed with a pickled onion or, if there's nothing more compelling in the fridge, grated onto a jacket potato.’
- ‘For me lunch is normally a jacket potato or some soup, and I found this meaty sandwich filling enough to keep my appetite in check for the rest of the day.’
- ‘I have a quick lunch at a cafe called Hamilton's (the only time I like the name) round the corner: salt beef and gherkins or a jacket potato with cheese or chilli.’
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.