Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A waterworks official responsible for turning on water at the mains.
- ‘In each street turncocks controlled the water, which ran for as little as one to two hours a day two or three times a week in the early days.’
- ‘On ‘water day’ the turncock of a particular neighbourhood would open the stopcock.’
- ‘Some old-stagers stuck to the ancient companies, and to the faces of familiar turncocks.’
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.