Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An apartment in which one room typically contains the kitchen, living, and sleeping quarters, with a separate bathroom.
- ‘Living in cabins and a trailer park while constantly searching for that mythical affordable efficiency apartment, she also ended up overspending at the ubiquitous weekly motels that provide housing for so many of the working poor.’
- ‘The gigantic, glaring false assumption is that all minimum wage workers live by themselves in an efficiency apartment or larger accommodations, paying exactly the average price in the marketplace.’
- ‘The two of them shared a cramped efficiency apartment in the center of town, where they spent most of their time falling over each other.’
- ‘On one unforgettable evening, four of us sat elbow-to-elbow around a small table in an efficiency apartment, each typing field notes into a laptop.’
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.