Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fast-moving winter weather system originating in the lee of the Canadian Rockies that typically brings snow, high winds, and cold temperatures across the northern US.
- ‘On top of everything else, an Alberta Clipper is on the way for late Tuesday night and Wednesday, bringing a period of accumulating snow.’
- ‘In fact, as we take a look at this storm, it's called an Alberta Clipper.’
- ‘Most Alberta Clippers bring light snow and a blast of cold air to the USA as they move eastwards.’
- ‘If the moisture follows later this fall with a couple of Alberta Clippers we will have a real mess.’
- ‘In short, an Alberta Clipper is a fast-moving storm that brings snow in its path and is followed by windy, colder weather.’
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.