Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spoon-shaped eating utensil with short tines at the tip.
- ‘‘So,’ Geena said, putting down her spork, ‘Do you have a date for the Valentine's Dance?’’
- ‘And I was glaring at the spork that was on the ground.’
- ‘Chelsea shook her head, ‘We're friends and it will stay that way or I'll stab you with a spork.’’
- ‘Are you trying to tell me that I'm not allowed to eat this with a spork?’
- ‘I grabbed one of the plastic sporks kept on the table and flung it at him before returning to my work.’
Early 20th century: blend of spoon and fork.
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.