Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small container for pencils, pens, and other writing equipment.
- ‘A grey pencil case containing pens, pencils, a compass and eraser a ruler and small sheets of paper.’
- ‘When challenged the pupil pointed to a pencil case, which is understood to have contained a further ten rounds.’
- ‘When I went to retrieve them ten days later my pencil case was missing.’
- ‘They usually had pristine and polished satchels and a comprehensive range of pens, pencils and compasses carefully arranged in different compartments of a wooden pencil case.’
- ‘He reached down for his bag, pulled out a pencil case.’
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.