Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thin, crisp biscuit leavened with baking soda.
- ‘In addition to agreeing that they should come in immediately, they also offered the time honored wisdom of eating soda crackers upon rising in the morning.’
- ‘Usually patients tend to gain weight because they habitually drink milk or eat soda crackers to get relief from the heartburn.’
- ‘She called out for Andrew to get some clean clothes from Jessica's bag and some soda crackers.’
- ‘Up until the day he retired, he could never again bring himself to eat even a single soda cracker in that office.’
- ‘Those of the former sort were formerly baked by a particular method which called for a dough leavened with bicarbonate of soda (hence the term ‘soda cracker’) and left to stand until pockets of carbon dioxide formed in the mixture.’
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.