Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a book of 672 pages’
folio, sheet, side, leaf
2‘a glorious page in this distinguished writer's life’
period, time, episode, stage, phase, epoch, era, chapter
event, incident, point
1‘a page in a hotel’
errand boy, pageboy, messenger boy
North American bellboy, bellhop
British informal, dated Buttons
2‘a page at a wedding’
attendant, pageboy, train-bearer
1‘could you please page Mr Johnson in the dining room?’
ask for, broadcast for, summon, send for
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.