Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An official document entitling the holder to a ration of food, clothes, or other goods.
- ‘I have carried an identity card for years - in my childhood, through my teens, when I had a ration book.’
- ‘They are tasked with four basic objects - get a water connection, an electricity connection, a building certificate and a ration card.’
- ‘Mark valuables with an identification number like your ration card, passport or driving licence number.’
- ‘I am just enough of a post-war baby to have started life with a ration book.’
- ‘Third, I didn't show such a thing as a ration card - although many goods were rationed then.’
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.