Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A headwater stream.
- ‘And no one has tackled the entire White Nile since 1951, when American John Goddard and two friends made it to the sea from Lake Victoria's remotest headstream, in Burundi, but were forced to walk around the nastiest whitewater.’
- ‘‘Waitanyuan’ means literally ‘the headstream of the Bund’ and is centred at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River.’
- ‘South-east of the Andes, plains of rich pasture stretch away to the east and to the south, where the land falls in forested terraces towards the headstreams of the Amazon.’
- ‘It is for this reason that Seurat, along with Cézanne, stands as the great renovator at the headstream of modern painting.’
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.