Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A portable building containing a toilet.
- ‘The Portaloos in the artists' area were smarter than elsewhere, too.’
- ‘Instead he took a last-minute diversion and insisted on showing explaining to us the architectural merits of a row of Portaloos and a rubbish skip.’
- ‘I was the first to be affected, running to the Portaloos and making it just in time.’
- ‘I bought it because I wanted to go to Glastonbury and didn't want to use the Portaloos.’
- ‘Somebody (I'm not sure who - probably the College) paid for some Portaloos to be placed there and serviced.’
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.