Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small boiled sweet in the shape of a pear, with a pungently sweet flavour.
- ‘He has an impressive array of sweet jars, including aniseed balls, pear drops, and Spanish, honey and butter toffee.’
- ‘It is luxuriously rich and fruity, the aftertaste reminiscent of pear drops.’
- ‘Pineapple cubes, lemon sherberts, pear drops and rhubarb & custards were some of my favourites.’
- ‘Evocative sweetshop aromas supported by caramel and pear drops give way to a dry, citrus finish.’
- ‘Yes, I could just stick to one or two I like, but frankly, that feels like going to the world's biggest sweet shop and only asking for a small bag of pear drops.’
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.