Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
One mile travelled by one train, as a unit of traffic.
- ‘In the immediate aftermath of the crash, the Health and Safety Executive wrote, ‘Rail breaks on the infrastructure rose from 2.75 to 3.31 per million train miles.’’
- ‘Train accidents per million train miles rose by 6 percent over the same period.’
- ‘After a 20 per cent growth in train miles since 1995, many parts of the network are full - though passenger numbers are still growing.’
- ‘Our hero took his chance and legged it, grabbing his coat and case and jumping train miles from home.’
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.