Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A soldier in the ranks; a private.
private soldier, common soldierView synonyms
- ‘Not many officers would condescend to talk with us rankers.’
- 1.1 A commissioned officer who has been promoted from the ranks.
A simple soil consisting of a layer of humus lying directly on an unaltered substrate such as bedrock, glacial drift, or volcanic ash.
Based on Austrian German Rank ‘steep slope’.
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.