Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A farm that produces vegetables for the market.
- ‘Gone were the orchards, truck farms, and grasslands of his childhood.’
- ‘Truck derives from the old French troquer meaning ‘to barter; give in exchange ‘(hence the US usage of truck farm for a market garden, because its produce was often bartered rather than sold; it has nothing to do with vehicles).’’
- ‘By the late nineteenth century when agricultural boosters arrived, they found a ‘derelict’ not ‘pristine ‘Everglades and set out to create subtropical truck farms.’’
- ‘In the 1950s the land on the western edge of the city of Albany was largely truck farms.’
- ‘Throughout his childhood, his family lived on a succession of truck farms in Arizona and southern California.’
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.