Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An old-fashioned or extremely conservative person.
- ‘But if we look for the reasons for his fall only in the sins of the mossbacks in Washington, we will miss an important part of the lesson of all of this.’
- ‘It won't really appease either the die-hard mossbacks or the fanatic up-to-the-minutes.’
- ‘I thought that I was a ‘mossback’, but the LA Weekly's Doug Harvey has now convinced me that I am a crackpot!’
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.