Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a railway ticket’
pass, warrant, authorization, licence, permit
token, coupon, voucher
carnet, season ticket, rover, complimentary ticket, chit, slip, card, stub, counterfoil
North American rain check
informal comp, ducat
British informal chitty
rare laissez-passer, firman
2‘a parking ticket’
notice, notification, warning, certificate
3‘a price ticket’
label, tag, sticker, slip, tally, tab, marker, docket
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.