Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cocktail made of vermouth and whisky, sometimes with a dash of bitters.
- ‘Martinis and manhattans are as popular as ever.’
- ‘Upstairs, a restaurant offers manhattans with organic meals and a coal fire warms your soul in the bar.’
- ‘I got into a screaming match with their CEO after a few too many manhattans.’
- ‘Lie back on Persian cushions with Martinis or manhattans and take that magic carpet ride.’
- ‘Opened in 1995, your castle is actually an American bar, specialising in Martinis and manhattans for a metropolitan crowd of Viennese elite.’
- ‘New Yorkers meet Californians and clash over Martinis and manhattans while the city view from here is as stunning as those hairstyles.’
- ‘We get manhattans, Martinis, the odd margarita.’
- ‘Relax on tan leather sofas drinking cosmopolitans and manhattans.’
An island near the mouth of the Hudson River forming part of the city of New York. The site of the original Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, it is now a borough containing the commercial and cultural centre of New York City.
Named after the Algonquin tribe from whom the Dutch settlers claimed to have bought the island in 1626.
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.