Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kettle fitted with a spout that whistles as steam is forced through it when the kettle is boiling.
- ‘One put the grill on, one filled the whistling kettle, one rinsed the teapot in hot water, and one poured milk into a jug.’
- ‘It is like a whistling kettle placed on a stove to boil.’
- ‘We progress through days of calms, settling down into the sea's rhythm, ignoring the whistling kettle, the glow of the paraffin light in the saloon, or the biting cold.’
- ‘The whistling kettle the only thing creating a sound in the still quietness of the emptiness that surrounded me.’
- ‘I ran down the stairs to refill my tea from the whistling kettle on the stove.’
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.