Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who smokes only in the company of another smoker.
- ‘She is what one might call a sympathetic smoker. You light up, she lights up.’
- ‘I started when I was eighteen because people who smoked at the restaurant I worked at got to take more, and longer, breaks than those who didn't puff (owners and managers were all sympathetic smokers).’
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.