Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- old-fashioned term for ski pole
- ‘I discovered that forward propulsion is considerably easier and improbably fast when using two umbrellas as ski sticks, although your head gets wet.’
- ‘Pato handed out ski sticks to steady ourselves with, and we began the upward trudge.’
- ‘Think about it - wander into any newsagents and you'll find more magazines on outdoor activities than you can shake a ski stick at.’
- ‘Three instructors and the 10 others had to carry the skis, ski sticks, and boots to the higher snow slopes for their daily lessons.’
- ‘The bear was eventually scared off when the racers hit their ski sticks together to make a loud noise.’
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.