Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A box stuffed with hay in which heated food was left to continue cooking.
- ‘Left-over turkey and ham never taste so good as in this stew, particularly when it is eaten out of a haybox while following the hunt on a cold winter's day.’
- ‘The simple haybox and the more elaborate hotbox are fireless cookers.’
- ‘While cooking time takes about twice as long as stovetop cooking, haybox cooking can save between 20% and 80% of the energy normally needed.’
- ‘Food is heated conventionally and once brought to the boil, the pot is placed in the haybox to finish cooking in its own heat.’
- ‘After five minutes you place the rice inside the haybox and half an hour later it will be done.’
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.