Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The basic monetary unit of the Third Reich, replaced in 1948 by the Deutschmark.
- ‘It cost millions of Reichsmarks and employed 36,000 extras - which made it, at the time, a landmark in epic cinema.’
- ‘After they made it out of the extensive mob of passengers they exchanged their Reichsmarks for Francs.’
- ‘Personal belongings such as watches and trinkets were distributed or sold to SS personnel, but many valuables - including gold bars and currency - worth millions of Reichsmarks were also collected.’
- ‘In addition, Greece claimed repayment of a further 500 million Reichsmark, which had been paid by the Greek central bank to the German occupying force in 1942 as an ‘enforced loan.’’
- ‘In early 1942 Kodak's branch in Spain imported items from Germany worth at least 17,000 Reichsmarks.’
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.