Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a lecturer in English literature’
written works, writings, writing, creative writing, literary texts, compositions, letters, belles-lettres
printed works, published works
humanities, arts, liberal arts
2‘the literature on prototype theory’
publications, published writings, texts, reports, studies, relevant works
3‘noticeboards have been covered with election literature’
printed matter, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, circulars, flyers, handouts, handbills, mailshots, bulletins, documentation, publicity, blurb, notices, information, data, facts
informal bumf, junk mail
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.