Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.
- ‘Fender created the Strat, as it is known, in 1954.’
- ‘Then his wife bought him a Strat and his mate arranged a very special fortieth birthday present’
- ‘But then again I never use a tremolo arm anyway, although this might be because the standard tremolos such as the one on my Strat just send the guitar so out of tune that I can't be bothered with it.’
- ‘The guitar player had a black Strat with chrome trim and nine yards of licks.’
- ‘And then, as you're probably aware, the Strat started to become more popular thanks to a certain Mr Hendrix.’
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.