Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A room in a public building where coats, hats, luggage, etc., may be left temporarily.
- ‘‘Damn it, Rena,’ Greg White says, taking hold of Rena Carlson's arm when he finally catches her near the coat checkroom.’
- ‘Then he leaves the ballroom, grabs his raincoat from the checkroom, and heads home.’
- ‘Shortly after 6 o'clock, according to the detectives, he called at the Grand Central checkroom for the suitcase.’
- ‘By scanning the ring the guard could see that they had paid the entrance fee and in the same way they checked in their coats in the checkroom.’
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.