Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A large cannon with a long range.
2A trough for washing gold-bearing deposits.
- ‘On the diggings the miners were confronted with a strange new world of ‘bottoms’, ‘second bottoms’, and ‘false bottoms’, of ‘cradles’, ‘long toms’, and winzes’.’
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.