Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Crisp pieces of pork fat left after rendering lard, eaten as a snack.
- ‘Book lovers will be able to order a pint of lager and a packet of pork scratchings with their paperbacks when the pub becomes a temporary library while a new one is built.’
- ‘If I'm hungry after a night on the ale, I'll have a bag of pork scratchings or stop at the fish-and-chip shop on the way home.’
- ‘The vile smell of beer and pork scratchings met Cannington's delicate nose as he entered the town pub, called, appropriately, ‘The Nose Inn.’’
- ‘This former sleepy, stuffy tavern has banished stained beer mats, pork scratchings and dusty dead flower arrangements and is now welcoming, modern and plush.’
- ‘Just when he'd fancy some pork scratchings or a sausage roll, he'd discover that all there was to eat were bananas, apples and those annoying little boxes of raisins.’
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.