Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who lives on a social housing development, typically seen as disadvantaged or disreputable.‘he is a young schemie from one of the housing estates’‘a collection of short stories depicts the inner life of Coatbridge schemies with typical black humour’
- ‘The novel follows four Edinburgh schemies with a story that develops over 30 years.’
- ‘That'll teach you some responsibility, you good-for-nothing schemies!’
1990s: from scheme and -y.
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.