Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting a telephone call paid for by the recipient:‘the survey team allowed him to make a reverse-charge radio-telephone call’
- ‘He took a reverse-charge call from Ferguson in the middle of Malawi later on.’
- ‘Although the investment banker won't know your name, he will be able to make reverse-charge calls to your home via a special operator just in case additional funds are needed for unexpected expenses.’
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.