Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A projectile filled with material that emits dense smoke on ignition, used to conceal military operations.
- ‘The interiors of the structures are filled with paint-splashed, multicolored Chinese smoke balls, their fuses strung together in neat rows as if ready to be lit in a dramatic performance.’
- ‘Wholesale sparklers, smoke balls, snaps, and other novelty fireworks are available by the case.’
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.