Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of rich mousse-like chocolate cake.
- ‘Desserts start at €5, and include Mississippi mud pie, lemon tart with vanilla icecream, banoffi roulade or Dutch apple and raisin pie.’
- ‘To our enormous surprise, the printed question and answer elicited scores of recipes from all over the nation not only for Mississippi mud pies but for mud cakes as well.’
- ‘Finally, buttons straining off our shirts, we shared a slightly soggy Mississippi mud pie.’
- ‘Many, perhaps most, of the people around you will be chopping on burgers, macaroni and cheese, fries, onion rings and pecan, apple, key lime and Mississippi mud pies.’
- ‘The dessert list is predictable enough, with banana split, Mississippi mud pie and apple pie with ice cream, so we're not talking Anton Carome in the kitchen here.’
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.