Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who campaigns for protection of the environment.
- ‘‘FIFTY ways to be a real greenie,’ said an article in my daughter's magazine, and it gave 50 simple changes she could make to her lifestyle which would help to save Mother Earth.’
- ‘The company claims the greenies have harmed the company by disrupting logging and woodchipping operations and also by vilifying the company to its customers and shareholders.’
- ‘First and foremost, it is important to understand that environmentalism is bigger business than greenies would like to admit.’
- ‘Whether the greenies like it or not, nuclear power remains the only universally available mature technology capable of delivering large amounts of baseload power without emitting any greenhouse gases.’
- ‘Chris has little time for those whingeing greenies who want everyone to go organic.’
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.