Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An impression made in the snow by a skier falling backward.
- ‘Thousands left their sitzmarks on the deep powder slopes of California's Sierras and Washington's Cascade range.’
- ‘Fill in and level sitzmarks or other depressions so as not to create a hazard for others.’
- ‘I skidded over some large rocks near the top, putting some nasty nicks in my edges and generating a string of ugly sitzmarks.’
1930s: apparently from German sitzen ‘to sit’ + mark (noun).
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.