Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘he can't hold the Bible, m'lud’short for my (representing the pronunciation used by lawyers in court to refer to or address the judge or a fellow barrister on the same side)
- ‘I will never leave you M'dear.’
- ‘Have some Madeira, m'Dear!’
- ‘Socks are another area where negative ease can be a good thing (better to fit into your shoes, m'dear).’
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.