Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The summer break of three months taken by universities and (formerly) law courts.
- ‘Adding to this week's usual back-to-school rush has been another perennial problem which adds to the upheaval for parents, students and teachers alike that surrounds the end of the long vacation.’
- ‘Unofficially, it was a way of celebrating the departure of the undergraduates for the long vacation.’
- ‘It is pleasant to record that despite the volume of business in this court and the incidence of the long vacation, we have been able to hear this appeal within five months of the lodging of the notice of appeal in the Civil Appeals Office.’
- ‘It is extended to students somewhat forcibly, to attend morning school during the long vacation to avoid being kept down the following year.’
- ‘As part of such professional standards, every school's staff must use one month of the long vacation for review, training, and planning as a body.’
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.