Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Years of hardship or poverty.
- ‘Born in the lean years of defeats for the working class, it thrived only after the locust years of 1914-18.’
- ‘Given the locust years of comprehensive education, this at first looked impossible.’
- ‘I would phrase it roughly as follows: The labour movement has recuperated somewhat from the locust years of the 1980s.’
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.