Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A board with holes containing slips of paper that are punched out as a form of gambling, with the object of locating a winning slip.
- ‘I can remember as a kid little pocket revolvers were often offered as prizes on punchboards.’
- ‘In the first half of the 20th century, every little store had a punchboard with one of the main prizes being a nickel-plated pocket pistol.’
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.