Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pony that hauled loads in a coal mine.
- ‘When they closed that mine in 1990 the pit ponies were released into a green field on a neighbouring farm.’
- ‘Though small of stature, Harvey was built like a pit pony and had the rough-hewn features of a Klondiker.’
- ‘A young man learns the value of honesty as he befriends a mine pit pony.’
- ‘Dr Raisman's great-grandfather traded in horses, many of which became pit ponies in Yorkshire's collieries.’
- ‘Bernard used to recall how as a lad of 14 in Yorkshire he was sent down the pits to mind the pit ponies.’
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.