Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they went accompanied by lantern-bearers’
carrier, porter, conveyor, transporter
2‘I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news’
messenger, agent, conveyor, emissary, carrier, provider
3‘the bank's promise to pay the bearer on demand’
holder, possessor, owner, payee, consignee, beneficiary
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.