Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dart shot from a blowpipe.
- ‘It was as if I could swing from trees and outrun blowdarts and giant rolling boulders.’
- ‘The pizza was going to be airlifted back to the island via the chopper, possibly as a reward for the winner of some silly swimming or fishing or blowdart contest that he had cooked up to keep the players at each other's throats.’
- ‘For the urban hunter a quick how to for making effective blowdarts, useful for taking down anything from pesky pets to annoying co-workers.’
- ‘I'll give you a few examples: the Morlock hunt their prey by tagging them with blowdarts.’
- ‘But Holmes knows better: the men have been poisoned by drug soaked blowdarts that create realistic and deadly hallucinations.’
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.