Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Intelligently alert and lively:‘some of them are frail physically but are as bright as a button in their minds’
- ‘Gary's bright as a button; he's seven.’
- ‘As she felt as bright as a button she decided to hunt for a while.’
- ‘He was sat up in bed, looking bright as a button, his face full of the square-jawed confident grin.’
- ‘He was as bright as a button, full of humour and with a large dash of devilment thrown in!’
- ‘Cole was bright as a button down the left and Babbel in the other direction made things interesting.’
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.