Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘So might a concert pianist, accustomed to performing on a Steinway grand, have been shocked when they wheeled in an old joanna from a neighbourhood pub.’
- ‘‘Any minute now,’ declared John Bee ex-cathedra, and with that yer man on the joanna struck up ‘Silent Night.’’
- ‘This is a great treat for Newman fans - the man, his voice, his joanna and searingly caustic lyrics.’
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.