Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The exploring of natural potholes as a pastime.
- ‘His favourite pastime of potholing had a close association with waterfalls.’
- ‘Dawdle on the gated way and, just before you cross the narrow lane that leads to Bullpot, the potholing and caving centre, look for the fourth sheepfold, tucked under trees.’
- ‘The outdoor sports enthusiast loved potholing and had enjoyed the activity for more than 14 years.’
- ‘The Holy Grail of potholing is believed to lie in a remote area of China where prehistoric caves are thought to be almost twice as deep as any previously explored.’
- ‘For a documentary-maker, that must have been like going potholing in Cumbria and stumbling on Tutankhamen's tomb.’
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.