Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person whose job is to catch or destroy rats.
- ‘We need to be problem solvers, like rat-catchers and firemen.’
- ‘It is equally attractive to rats and is often used by rat-catchers to bait their traps.’
- ‘A few years ago, Owen, from Glusburn, would have been called the rat-catcher.’
- ‘He had a burning ambition to be a rat-catcher at an early age.’
- ‘Well, this compositional choice surely started with the rhetorical opposition between the local rat-catchers and the western scientists.’
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.