Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A district in which it is illegal to create smoke and where only smokeless fuel may be used.
- ‘And isn't the New Town supposed to be a smokeless zone?’
- ‘Bradford may soon have its first smokeless zone if a special meeting of the Corporation Health Committee, which is being called to consider the subject, approves the project.’
- ‘A five-strong deputation met Bolton Health Committee members yesterday to discuss problems and complaints which have arisen from the introduction of a smokeless zone.’
- ‘Scarborough Council says it may have to make at least part of the village a smokeless zone, to ensure Government targets for air quality are met.’
- ‘Bradford Health Committee is recommending that 20 smokeless zones be established in the city, one in the central area and the remainder covering housing estates in the outskirts.’
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.