Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bottle from which carbonated water is dispensed by allowing the gas pressure to force it out.
- ‘She would open the drinks cabinet and take from it an empty glass, a whisky bottle and a soda siphon, and arrange them carefully on a tray.’
- ‘The glass soda siphon is encased in wire mesh and is 44 cm high with a nozzle stamped ‘Veritable Seltzogene D. Fevre, Paris’.’
- ‘My wife and I bought a soda siphon so we could have a regular supply of seltzer (we don't own a car, and it's a drag to lug all that water home on my back!).’
- ‘People have enjoyed sparkling drinks created with Soda Siphons since the early 1890's.’
- ‘In It Runs in the Family there is a moment when we go berserk with soda siphons but I've managed to stay out of the way for that one - I don't get wet.’
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.