Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A landing at the top of a set of stairs.
- ‘Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.’
- ‘There was a time when people did not report domestic violence, for example, and I'm quite sure that not every scuffle at a stairhead would be reported.’
- ‘Antoine took up his position at the stairhead, so that he could see all the clerks as they came in under the arched gateway.’
- ‘Cam's own table was at the stairhead, the better to greet and farewell his guests, and to ask a favoured one occasionally to join him for a quick drink.’
- ‘The four porters have now come up and are waiting at the stairhead to be paid.’
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.