Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An electric food mixer or blender.
- ‘There is the usual fare of electronic equipment like mixies, ovens, chapatti makers, water purifiers and electric chimneys.’
- ‘Some sugar, some milk, some mixie and some freezer did the trick.’
- ‘To the scraped coconut, add the warm water and grind it in the mixie.’
- ‘What about leaky pipes, ‘mixies’ of poor quality, and other branded items that stop working in their warranty period?’
- ‘Every one of them also stocks the Ultra grinder and the Preethi and Sumeet mixies, but none of these white goods carries a guarantee, because of no service centres being available.’
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.