Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who serves and sells soft drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain.
- ‘They have a soda jerk and vinyl bar stools, just like the old days.’
- ‘If you're looking for a fun atmosphere, this chain brings patrons back the bygone days of soda jerks and jukeboxes.’
- ‘In that one, Bud and Lou are soda jerks at the Radio Central Pharmacy, but aspire to be writers for the network's hit show, ‘Murder at Midnight.’’
- ‘And though he had a job, he knew he had no future as a drug store soda jerk.’
- ‘Root beer floats had another heyday in the 1950s, the era of malt shops and soda jerks.’
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.