Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A public telephone.
- ‘That and the tickey box at the hostel were my connection with ‘home’.’
- ‘Antiquated typewriters have long since been replaced by computers; e-mails for telegrams and cell-phones for tickey boxes.’
- ‘Thus I will probably sit and plot my next request for a little bit before I have fun with the tickey boxes again.’
- ‘There was a tickey box in the hallway of Sunbeam House, on the second floor.’
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.