Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A soldier, especially one performing national service:‘the town serves as a camp for basic training for troopies’
- ‘Brit soldiers were taught to load only 12 per mag, and SAS troopies told me they were disciplined for having a thirteenth round in a magazine.’
- ‘He and his planeload of South African troopies were arrested on a tip-off from South Africa when they stopped to take on a load of weapons, on order from a foreign agent.’
- ‘‘For the record, I was a ‘troopie’ at Paratus, a photojournalist with no rank at all until the last four months of my national service.’
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.