Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of plaster used to make minor building repairs, such as filling small holes.
- ‘Think of the finest, purest Polyfilla and you've got the idea of what this magical little cream does.’
- ‘Her winning portrait was painted in acrylic on board but she used Polyfilla to heighten the features and give the painting greater depth.’
- ‘That suggests that pamper parlours are growing at a considerably faster pace than, say, the DIY market - not that there are any similarities between injecting Polyfilla into cracked gables and inoculating glabellar lines with Botox.’
- ‘However, I have to admit it had turned out to be quite useful - mainly for applying Polyfilla to cracked walls.’
- ‘It became a regular game of ours, chasing mice, with a dollop of Polyfilla to block the holes they were coming out.’
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.