Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A barrister in charge of a trainee barrister.
- ‘Part VII of the Code contained sections on pupil-masters and pupils.’
- ‘The roots of the prime minister's sacking of his old pupil-master last year lie in the dispute over criminal justice between the lord chancellor and the minister.’
- ‘Amongst 20 Labour rebels was ex-Lord Chancellor, the prime minister's pupil-master when he was training as a lawyer.’
- ‘the shadow chancellor said the decision was ‘the most humiliating U-turn’ for the prime minister's former pupil-master.’
- ‘It is not a good idea to find yourself crying with laughter at work as your pupil-master (for non-lawyers, that's basically your Big Boss Man) walks towards you.’
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.