Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A toy weapon consisting of a small tube out of which dried peas are blown.
- ‘Put that real gun back in the counter and let me see the sissy-looking pea-shooter again.’
- ‘In awe of your older brother Dane, you shot a pea-shooter at his horse, causing it to throw him and inflict injuries from which he later died.’
- ‘He's reciting Shakespeare in a talent show but he can't seem to get his lines out - because the gang's pelting him with pea-shooters!’
- ‘This is the second time in about an hour that I've had those pea-shooters pointed at me, and it's really not impressing anyone.’
- ‘I'd have got a Bic biro and chewed up bits of paper and spat them through the pen at him like an old pea-shooter.’
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.