Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device resembling a bicycle with skis instead of wheels, used for sliding down snow-covered slopes.
- ‘Snow tends to interfere with the operation of the motor, which in the case of a ski-bob is often an air-cooled internal combustion engine, in several ways.’
Ride a ski-bob.
- ‘Apart from ski-bobbing during the day we spent many gourmet hours tasting and learning about Austrian food.’
- ‘In the winter, also popular are tobogganing, sleigh rides, ski-bobbing and curling.’
- ‘Henry has been ski-bobbing longer that he cares to remember and is a great ambassador for the sport.’
- ‘If you are planning to snow-blade or ice skate, or to go tobogganing, snow-mobiling or ski-bobbing, check your cover before you set off.’
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.