Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very shrewd lawyer who is expert in the exploitation of legal technicalities.
- ‘It doesn't take a Philadelphia lawyer to figure that one out.’
- ‘With that deal he demonstrated there is a career for him as a Philadelphia lawyer once he hangs up his boots.’
- ‘The consequence was a labyrinthine system of bonus points and calculating the draw which a Philadelphia lawyer might well have struggled to understand.’
With reference to Andrew Hamilton of Philadelphia, who successfully defended John Peter Zenger (1735), an American journalist and publisher, from libel charges.
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.