Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Gary Howlett lets out a howl of despair in the jacks when he discovers there's no toilet paper.’
- ‘The study suggests that kids who smoked at 16 spent less time later on in school, not because they hung out in the jacks, but because smoking revealed something about how they valued the future.’
- ‘Sure jasus, I've been in pubs where there were all manner of sexes in different jackses and god knows what was happening.’
Variant form of jakes.
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.