Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A supporting musician in a jazz band or rock group.
- ‘A favourite sideman of Charles Mingus in the early 1960s, Ervin went on to form one of contemporary jazz's great quartets and recorded a series of seminal albums including The Freedom Book and The Space Book.’
- ‘Duke Ellington brought an elegance to jazz composition that earned the respect of classical musicians, as well as the sidemen in his own band.’
- ‘Bassist Dave Young's credentials are many, as a sideman with some of the world's greatest jazz artists, and as a leader.’
- ‘Do you think you could ever be a sideman in someone else's band?’
- ‘One of the things that's interesting to me is that you seem to be able to balance careers as both a sideman and as a leader of your own band.’
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.