Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Being severely reprimanded by someone in authority:‘we've all been on the carpet for the chances we took’
- ‘But he must now work under a man who has not hesitated to call him on the carpet.’
- ‘We must call them on the carpet when they infer that steroids and supplements are one and the same.’
- ‘Unusually, he found himself on the carpet when he went back to basics to mark NHS Week.’
- ‘So, psychiatry has a problem here, they are rightly being called on the carpet for lack of science.’
- ‘He is on the carpet for charging £300 on his expenses for a kilt jacket and the hacks have gone potty.’
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.