Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A group of five friends and co-performers prominent in the entertainment industries of Hollywood and Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s. The group (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford) made several movies together, including "Ocean's Eleven" (1960)
A ration pack issued by the army to men on duty away from base camp.
- ‘We're taking out about three boxes of human waste and about 10 bags of burnable rubbish, a bag of recyclable rubbish, quite a lot of unused rat packs, and a couple of polar pyramid tents.’
- ‘None was forthcoming, so I made a deal with the devil and concocted a cup of chocolate consisting of the heat-whitened end of a Flake, most of a waxen bar of choc from an Army rat pack, and instant coffee.’
- ‘Yesterday I only used four packets, so toady I used the other three and mixed the sauce plus chilli sauce and the beans from today's rat pack.’
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.