Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Assigned to a desk job rather than field duty.
- ‘After quietly poking around in 16 Army camps and indoctrination centers, the Senate Preparedness subcommittee this week concluded that the Armed Forces still have too many chairborne troops.’
- ‘But I will not listen to the chairborne commandos who tell me that our military cannot defeat the regime.’
- ‘While these guys are in the 82nd Airborne, you can see that what they write is sure to infuriate the patriots in the 101st Chairborne.’
- ‘In this we hear the eternal conflict of chairborne and airborne, the gulf forever fixed between those who go and those who stay at home.’
- ‘Oh, and I am a chairborne ranger, and as my husband likes to say ‘secretary’.’
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.