Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A board displaying a television script to a speaker as an aid to memory.
- ‘It's so predictable, you expect idiot cards - LAUGH, FEEL MUSHY, APPLAUD - to flash across the screen.’
- ‘With Peter, I was slightly worried because I had heard stories from friends who worked on the Harry Potter films about Richard Harris being [drunk], having to have huge idiot boards and earpieces, and having had temper tantrums.’
- ‘‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ plays on the soundtrack, while a flawlessly deadpan Dylan holds up idiot cards with phrases from the lyrics scrawled on them, so you can get the message.’
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.