Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- nonstandard spelling of soldier, used to represent regional pronunciation
- ‘There's no another sodger like him in the Scotch Brigade.’
- ‘Except in certain rural areas, ‘to go for a sodger’, ‘to take the King's shilling ’, had for ordinary people been an act of desperation in a time of unemployment or personal catastrophe.’
- ‘Instantly the crowd took it up… A distinct melodic outline became more and more prominent, shaping itself around the central theme of the words, Git right, sodger!’
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.