Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- short for stool pigeon
- ‘The film culminates in a massive assault on the police precinct where the stoolie is being held.’
- ‘Here an intelligent, self-taught inmate, Jim, works as a file clerk, unjustly called a stoolie by his fellow prisoners although he strives to help them.’
- ‘He claims I'm harboring a business associate and demands that I ‘cough up the stoolie.’’
- ‘There are the requisite dark interiors, piercing blades of light, gunplay a-plenty, saucy dames, and stumbling stoolies.’
- ‘No evidence of ‘conspiracy’ is necessary other than a stoolie's say-so - not cash, not corroborative testimony, not even the drugs themselves.’
- ‘As soon as he was accepted, he applied for immediate transfer to Dallas so that he might be accepted by the Triads, and he was, as a stoolie.’
- ‘He's fingered for the crime by professional stoolie Moe, and he soon finds himself on the run from Joey, the cops, and the Feds, all of whom are seeking the microfilm for their own reasons.’
- ‘Raymond enters the D.C. prison system a marked man - gang members feel he's a traitor and a potential stoolie.’
- ‘My gun is back in my violin case, and the only thing that looks out of place on me are my hiking shoes, which I wore last week to a trip with Kev to go take care of some mob stoolies.’
- ‘Now, we've got a house on V street, around the corner, that we suspect is being used by bootlegger's and drug stoolies as a depot for mules.’
- ‘His editor would not challenge and tolerate him, the various and sundry contacts and stoolies would not squeal to him.’
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.