Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Electricity.‘they were living in a place with no water and no leccy’as modifier ‘the leccy bill’
- ‘In theory the leccy company should do this for nothing, but I guess there might be a small service charge.’
- ‘Check this with the warden before you start plugging things in - tripping the leccy is not a good way to make friends!’
- ‘Not knowing there was any leccy on anywhere we didn't leave the van till 9 o'clock.’
- ‘Me using all the leccy stuff without the engine running had caused it to blow, therefore it couldn't charge the battery up when running.’
- ‘For a long-term squat, it is often worth figuring out the gas because it reduces the leccy bill.’
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.