Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to say that a figure is constantly increasing:‘nearly seven years later (and counting), Hackett remains undefeated’
- ‘She's still applying for jobs - 50 and counting.’
- ‘Gas prices back in January were $3.06 a gallon, now up to $3.77 and counting.’
- ‘Over the last few weeks, the Bush administration has been busy filling seats left by eight (and counting) departing cabinet secretaries.’
- ‘Today, they number over 10 million and counting.’
- ‘We went from 13,000 registered people yesterday to now we're at 20,000 and counting.’
- ‘We publish some 75 open access titles now, and counting.’
- ‘Much of the last sort of finance had murky origins in the $1.3 trillion (and counting) returns of international crime.’
- ‘And then out west, pretty big weekend there too, 50 years and counting.’
- ‘Dr. Wilmshurst has spent about the same amount, and counting.’
- ‘From the peak, prices are now down 29 % (and down to a six-year low) and counting.’
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.