Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The top gallery in a theatre where the cheaper seats are located.
- ‘When Kate next saw Holly it was from the peanut gallery.’
- ‘I can already hear ten thousand asthmatic cries of disbelief rising in the peanut gallery.’
- ‘She observed that planthoppers in the peanut gallery would lift a foot or two, presumably for better hearing: the other feet, bearing more weight, thus became more sensitive to vibration.’
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.