Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An accordion or concertina.
- ‘Born December 16, 1946, in Stockholm, Benny came from an accordion-slinging family and he picked up the squeeze box at age six.’
- ‘We were dancing to a three-man band of a fiddle, drum and a squeeze box.’
- ‘One member of the band had succumbed to the booze completely but Alastair Grieg, on the squeeze box, soldiered on with only slightly tangled fingers.’
- ‘He pulls out a Shruti Box - an odd-looking squeeze box which sounds a bit like bagpipes - and plays a little, to the delight of his beloved Cocker Spaniel Jake.’
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.