Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting a bicycle with relatively high handlebars ridden in an upright sitting position.‘he travels around London on a sit-up-and-beg bicycle’
- ‘These days the police ride BMX-style bikes, no more the old sit-up-and-beg; not surprising really if they are to engage in hot pursuits.’
- ‘I had bought a ramshackle iron sit-up-and-beg type bike from a man in La Cancha market in Cochabamba.’
- ‘On a grey blustery evening I watched the horses - ten big-boned, fiery Amelanders - being trotted into the village in pairs, each pulling a farmer on a sit-up-and-beg bicycle.’
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.