Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lamp, flag, or other device used to give a visible warning of an approaching storm:figurative ‘a sensible wife will usually notice the storm signals and will leave him alone’
- ‘People in continuing education, in contract training and workforce development understand the market, and I hope they have seen the storm signals on the horizon.’
- ‘Tens of thousands of people rushed back home from work following the hoisting of a No.8 northwest gale storm signal, the third-highest warning, by the territory's weather observatory.’
- ‘The territory hoisted storm signal No.8 at 7: 30 p.m. local time Thursday as Typhoon Utor edged closer to the territory.’
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.