Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A building without proper provision for escape in case of fire.
- ‘The building is a fire trap, and the smoke alarms, which used to go off at all times, now don't work.’
- ‘‘It's a fire trap, always has been,’ Chelsea pronounces.’
- ‘The old wooden and crowded housing can also become fire traps.’
- ‘I have inspected the premises, and have concluded that I reside in an outrageous fire trap.’
- ‘For example, even Dublin Corporation, probably the most dynamic local authority in the country, is failing to deal with hundreds of properties which are fire traps.’
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.