Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A formula used to end a letter.
- ‘They all signed off any official communication to any ordinary citizen with, ‘I am your obedient servant.’’
- ‘It was an age when letters routinely ended with formulae like ‘I beg to remain your obedient servant’ although the writer had no wish to do anything of the kind.’
- ‘I have the honour to remain, Ma'am, your obedient servant,’
- ‘We beg to remain, sirs, your obedient servant… the England cricket team.’
- ‘As your obedient servant, I acquired both products and have been testing them ever since.’
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.