Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The head of a country's postal service (abolished in the UK as an office in 1969).
- ‘Would someone please publish the address of the postmaster general so I can personally put it back in the post with his address on.’
- ‘I mean, the postmaster general is committed that the well-being of our employees is top priority right now.’
- ‘Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin added the mile markers during his tenure as postmaster general, using a mechanical odometer attached to his wagon.’
- ‘Meanwhile, Roosevelt's postmaster general, James Farley, announced that a letter sent to EPIC headquarters announcing support for Sinclair was not authorized.’
- ‘It's the office that succeeds the old postmaster general, which was a patronage operation.’
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.