Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A red cross on a white background, used to identify medical equipment and facilities, especially in war, and as a sign of neutrality.
- ‘The anchor badge combined neatly with the Geneva cross to form their emblem.’
- ‘He rides about, insecurely on a horse, covered with Geneva crosses, and in a gorgeous uniform with a violet velvet collar.’
- ‘The sergeant's rank is indicated by the chevrons of an acting hospital steward (green and white with the red Geneva cross) with matching stripes down his trousers.’
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.