Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a prisoner serving a life sentence’
informal jailbird, con, lifer
British informal lag, old lag
North American informal yardbird
2‘the army took several hundred prisoners’
prisoner of war, POW
hostage, captive, detainee, internee
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.