Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cart for carrying mail by road.
- ‘John Ledbitter is the driver of the mail-cart," interposed Walter Grame, drawing himself up, as much as to say that he would not stoop to drive a mail-cart.’
- ‘The mail cart had already gone round long ago, Clint frowned at the small package curiously.’
- ‘In the yard were the usual out-offices, together with provision for the engineers' stores, and shelters for mail carts, bicycles, etc.’
- ‘And a tall, fine young man, with an open countenance, looking much more like a gentleman than like the driver of a village mail-cart, came in.’
- ‘A little over a month ago I was walking up to Peirce's main offices in another attempt to see Royalton when I passed by an old man with a mail cart.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.