Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- in the reign of a king, the term for Queen's English
- ‘He had a tendency to fracture the King's English like he did a rival's race car.’
- ‘I was given a detention and told off for denigrating the King's English.’
- ‘One can only write the King's English from a position of solidarity.’
- ‘‘I do not think I have ever heard someone butcher the King's English so; it is truly horrendous,’ Charles sighed.’
- ‘The King's English he adores is a dreadful language of pride, privilege and confusion.’
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.