Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A tract or circular of two or four pages.
- ‘The list of other books on the flysheet suggests that the author has got into a groove, but the record is stuck.’
- ‘As a kid I drew on any blank piece of paper I could find, from flysheets of books to the back of grocery flyers.’
2British A fabric cover pitched outside and over a tent to give extra protection against bad weather.See fly (sense 1 of the noun)
- ‘Tents with flysheets of various designs and colours dotted the encampment like wildflowers on a rolling hill.’
- ‘He unzipped a corner of the flysheet and looked inside.’
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.