Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Ordinary tap or bottled drinking water, as opposed to sparkling water.‘you won't get flat water here unless you request it’
- ‘Send a waiter over to my table and have him say: "Would you like sparkling or flat water tonight?"’
- ‘At the best restaurants in Auckland they ALWAYS ask if you wanted flat water (tap water in a carafe), still mineral or sparkling mineral water.’
- ‘Carbonated water, like Perrier, is another alternative to flat water.’
- ‘Of course the people who really know aren't going to be in the bar, they're in a dank meeting room drinking flat water and sucking on those boiled sweets you find only in hotel meeting rooms.’
- ‘There are plenty of things you can do to flat water to make it more fun.’
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.