Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bag-shaped net with a mouth that can be drawn together with cords, for catching fish or rabbits.
- ‘William would occasionally go out in the late evening, set his purse nets over the rabbit holes and then return the next evening to pick up his spoils.’
- ‘The rabbit, with the ferret behind it, bolts out of the nearest exit hole and is caught in the purse net.’
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.