Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The duty of being a sentry.
- ‘After the guard-mounting ceremony, I read the sentry roster and to my horror found I was detailed for sentry-go for No 7 post, at midnight.’
- ‘There is a record of a private who had been found asleep on sentry-go sentenced to walk post for the next two months encumbered by a ball and chain.’
- ‘I have often wondered about the reactions of soldiers on sentry-go for the first time in the front line.’
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.