Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) a black conical object hoisted by coastguards as a gale warning, the number and arrangement of cones giving information about wind direction and strength.
- ‘It has scouted out the land the broadsheet never visits, and hoisted some storm cones.’
- ‘Yet the obsessive concern with gesture politics seems quite unaware or unconcerned over the storm cones being raised.’
- ‘I can't wait to see the flags and the storm cones flying again, or to see the mast illuminated at Christmas.’
- ‘But while the storm cones are raised, I am not convinced that a blanket ‘sell’ policy is appropriate.’
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.