Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A communal wash house:‘it would have been the talk of the steamie’
- ‘I know this current crop of stories are the talk of the steamie, but I don't think I can cope with any more celebrity dirty laundry.’
- ‘For the first time in its history, a Channel 4 programme became the talk of the steamie and the bingo hall crowd as well as the city wine bar and the gay night club.’
- ‘She campaigned single-handedly against the closure during the 1970s of the steamie in the basement of the pool building.’
- ‘All very well in the rarefied air of Marylebone in London, though it is some way from being the talk of the steamie in Edinburgh.’
- ‘The area of the Lower Main, for eight decades synonymous with mobsters, hookers, dive bars and steamies, can now be officially known as The Target.’
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.