Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘part-time barman required, hours and salary negotiable’
open to discussion, subject to discussion, flexible, open to modification, discussable
unsettled, undecided, debatable
2‘the gulley was negotiable, though it was a tough scramble up the far side’
passable, navigable, crossable, traversable
free from obstruction, open, clear, unblocked, unobstructed
transferable, usable as legal tender
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.