Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A room in a psychiatric hospital with padding on the walls to prevent violent patients from injuring themselves.
- ‘Sgt King said police had to contain Parfitt in a padded cell because he was threatening to harm himself.’
- ‘He said the Prison Service had no other option but to place prisoners with a serious mental illness in padded cells.’
- ‘He has directed the Prison Service to replace padded cells with new safety cells.’
- ‘Makeshift accommodation has been created on occasion in the prison sick bay and in padded cells designed for prisoners liable to self-harm.’
- ‘Thank goodness his friend turned up when she did otherwise he could have ended up in a padded cell.’
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.