Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Mother:‘the mater has kept on the house in London’
- ‘We visited once, in the 1980s, and I remember being fairly gobsmacked that my mater grew up in such a place.’
- ‘Doubtless mater and pater sent this horny-handed son of toil to the local comp followed by the polytechnic.’
- ‘Note that the sender to bed is not named: it could just as easily be a paternal figure as the whimsical mater.’
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.