Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A man employed to repair or maintain roads.
- ‘The financially comfortable Murray aside, tents were a luxury that most of Scotland's outdoors community couldn't afford in those pre-wars days, preferring a doss in a cave or on the floor of a roadman's hut.’
- ‘Norman got work as a roadman, clearing drains, grading roads and laying metal.’
- ‘Interviews with RDC employees - the old roadmen - in 1957 when the status of The Road was called in question stated unequivocally that they did not maintain The Road - it was private.’
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.