Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fruit machine.
- ‘Whenever we go with my parents to a bistro with pokies, or the casino, (thankfully, not often), they give me a dollar or five with which to play.’
- ‘Well they used to be called one-armed bandits - the pokies.’
- ‘She was found back on the pokies, gambling again.’
- ‘If a tiny minority of Victorians have Gambling problems, banning pokies won't cure them.’
- ‘Experiment with a combination of pokies and jackpot strippers.’
1960s: from poker machine, a type of fruit machine on which playing-card symbols appear.
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.