Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A red flag used to indicate a miss in target practice.
- ‘If the slang term "Maggie's drawers" was in use during World War I, the reference was probably too indelicate for many printed examples to exist.’
- ‘Evidently "Maggie's drawers" was inspired by the title of a bawdy song on that very subject.’
1940s: said to be in reference to a song entitled Those Old Red Flannel Drawers That Maggie Wore.
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.