Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small piece of flint that is used to ignite the gunpowder in a flintlock gun.
- ‘There's a pub there, close both to the huge Neolithic mines of Grime's Graves and the Lingheath pits that supplied gunflints to army, navy and buccaneers, called The Flint Knappers.’
- ‘Sancerre is different, too, in that it combines its fruit flavours with minerals, gunflint and chalk, enabling it to be drunk on its own or with food.’
- ‘Eight gunflints were recovered from the site.’
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.