Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The committee agreed by five votes to four not to grant permission for siting the plaque on the kirkyard wall.’
- ‘In five minutes the great open space was as empty of living men as Greyfriars kirkyard on a weekday.’
- ‘For anyone with even a passing interest in the history of this area, the church and its kirkyard is a fascinating place.’
- ‘He is buried in the little kirkyard at Parton in Galloway.’
- ‘It was a colourful occasion in a tiny kirkyard at the top of an Angus glen.’
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.