Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1On or from the other side of an ocean, in particular the Atlantic.
2On or from the other side of a bridge.
- ‘Baker was short and chunky and transpontine - he lived over the bridge in Barnes with his mum and cacti.’
- ‘Bella recommended a transpontine restaurant for our evening rendezvous, so we took a cab across the East River from our hotel in Manhattan and met her in Queens.’
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.