Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The distribution of mail to soldiers.
- ‘In any event, at mail call back in the rear area, the company clerk yells out, ‘Sergeant Vaughn!’’
- ‘With a son in the military, I know mail call is the highlight of the day.’
- ‘So, camps are increasingly being forced into accepting e-mail that they then print and hand out at mail call.’
- ‘‘One day there was mail call and we all received a letter from a child back home,’ she said.’
- ‘It shouldn't be hard to figure out why mail call is such an integral part of a Sailor's life.’
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.