Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An artificial grass surface, used for athletic fields.
- ‘There are dozens of venues in London for raves, exhibitions, AstroTurf games and late-night drinking without invading the royal parks.’
- ‘So, he was buying AstroTurf for the company, and he instructed me to get out and put it around all our hotels.’
1960s: from astrodome (sense 1)(where it was first used) + turf.
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.