Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used humorously to imply that someone is using a position of influence to help their friends:‘the Old Pals' Act is alive and well in the TV world’
- ‘So, if anyone is looking forward to the French version of the Old Pals Act being repealed, I fear they are in for a long wait.’
- ‘This is a piece about doing favours for your friends; in other words, it's about operating under the terms of the Old Pals Act of 1898.’
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.