Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It's amazing to think they've been in my attic all this time in an old pillowslip.’
- ‘There was a pack of them gathered around the Sale table, squawking over pillowslips and linen tablecloths like magpies over a sandwich crust.’
- ‘I wonder how many people are conned like this in this hotel, I wonder indeed if the pillowslips she showed were the ones from my room or just a prop to make some money.’
- ‘The material will be used to make sheets and pillowslips.’
- ‘But like so many other photographically illustrated quilt tops and pillowslips made around the turn of the twentieth century by anonymous, untraceable amateurs, we can never know the whole story.’
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.