Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Infested with or damaged by moths.‘tattered mothy curtains’
- ‘We collected around a table surrounded with mothy Confederate flags.’
- ‘‘I came to see the mail, and the latest news,’ Clarissa said, helping her to her mothy armchair.’
- ‘Well endowed bovines are paraded in the ring in a simulacrum of a Mr Universe competition; absurd judges in bowler hats and mothy suits dribble over muscle and leather like old queens in a biker bar.’
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.