Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Illicit homemade whiskey, typically colorless and distilled from corn.
- ‘I wonder if Bogart has ever had the pleasure of drinking a jar of 160-proof white lightning.’
- ‘He thinks wistfully of how he used to hop freights, white lightning in hobo jungles, go through the pockets of the recently dead.’
- ‘For example, many cultures pride themselves on their foul-tasting local drinks, such as white lightning, pulque, chong, retsina, and so on.’
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.