Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Let something go; abandon something.
- ‘Don't let the little ones near it unless you can afford to whistle it down the wind.’
2archaic Turn a trained hawk loose by casting it off with the wind.
- ‘A falcon born and raised as a hunting bird can be whistled down the wind and return to the wild as if it had been there all its life.’
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.