Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A soldier armed with a pistol.
- ‘Battles usually involved the clash of blocks of infantry, their onset prepared by arquebus and cannon fire, with cavalry - many of them pistoleers trained to use the caracole - posted on the flanks.’
- ‘Having not received the medicine, or at least not seen any improvement in his performance as a pistoleer, Black Bird was intent on having a serious discussion with Smith about the matter when he met his end.’
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.