Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-distance telephone call made within the same country.
- ‘Private citizens may no longer make international calls and trunk calls in France are greatly restricted.’
- ‘In those days you used to make a trunk call and sometimes we used to have to wait an hour for a line to be connected all the way down from Scotland.’
- ‘‘If she doesn't come back, perhaps she would write again or at least make a trunk call,’ added Linda.’
- ‘There's no need these days to sit beside a telephone ‘waiting for a call’, or twiddle your thumbs waiting for a ‘trunk call’ to get through.’
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.