Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a railway carriage’
North American car
2‘a horse and carriage’
wagon, hackney, hansom, gig, landau, trap, caravan, car
3‘the carriage of bikes on trains’
transport, transportation, conveyance, transfer, transference, delivery, distribution, carrying, transmission, movement, haulage, freight, freightage, portage, cartage, shipment
4‘she had an erect carriage and a firm step’
posture, bearing, stance, gait, comportment
attitude, manner, presence, air, demeanour, mien, appearance
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.