Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A verdict of a coroner's jury affirming the occurrence of a suspicious death but not specifying the cause.
- ‘A coroner has recorded an open verdict on the death of a 26-stone Tewkesbury man whose wife fears that chemicals at his workplace triggered his demise.’
- ‘A coroner has recorded an open verdict following the death of an elderly woman at the Great Western Hospital in September last year.’
- ‘A north Derbyshire coroner has recorded an open verdict into the death of a mother of twins who walked off an acute psychiatric ward and was later found drowned.’
- ‘The coroner has ruled an open verdict on the death of a woman who fell out of a second-storey window of a Blackpool residential home.’
- ‘In October, a coroner recorded an open verdict on her death.’
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.