Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A construction toy consisting of interlocking plastic building blocks.
- ‘But anyone who hasn't looked at Lego toys since his or her own childhood is in for a rude shock.’
- ‘As most geeks know, playing with Lego is superb training in math and geometry.’
- ‘Indeed, executives at rival toy firms cannot believe that Lego has so far avoided outsourcing its manufacturing.’
- ‘The kids and my young cousin Luke are getting Lego, every one of them.’
- ‘Slowly, you take a few pieces of Lego and stick them together, as you once did as a child.’
1950s: from Danish leg godt ‘play well’, from lege ‘to play’.
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.