Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small box for pencils, pens, and other writing equipment.
- ‘She picked out a pencil from her pencil box and began to draw.’
- ‘Her pencils were pre-sharpened, thanks to her mother's careful packing of her pencil box the night before.’
- ‘She reached over and took out a black ball-point pen from her school pencil box.’
- ‘Rebecca took out her pencil box and set it onto the table.’
- ‘A new kind of pencil box seems to have caught the fancy of children.’
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.