Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of speed-skating competition on roller skates.
- ‘He believes in the roller derby, the hurkey turkey, hardware stores, Hank Williams and hand me downs.’
- ‘The remake excises most of the satirical bite of the original by removing the game - a bloodthirsty roller derby - from its all-American context.’
- ‘The old roller derby was more like wrestling, where everything was choreographed and they weren't hurting each other.’
- ‘In this film, among other things, I learned to weld, I surfed, I was in a roller derby, and performed a number with this amazing group of beautiful, sexy dancers called the Pussycat Dolls.’
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.