Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aggressive male driver of a delivery or workman's van (typically white in colour).
- ‘E-commerce is proving to be a boon to the so-called ‘white van man’.’
- ‘All it takes is a typical white-van man to go around collecting waste for about £50 a time.’
- ‘Police and tax officials watched stunned as a white van man smashed up his vehicle on a York street rather than hand it over to road tax enforcers.’
- ‘Jason Read, 34, has been a white van man for fifteen years.’
- ‘Is white van man the king of the road, or the scourge of our streets?’
- ‘Me and my Lycra buddies will continue to battle for our place to pedal - the narrow gap between the pavement and the white-van men!’
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.