Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a person) very suntanned.‘she'd lost her pale, city complexion and become as brown as a berry’
- ‘He's brown as a berry from ridin' the prairie and sings with an ol' western drawl.’
- ‘A rugged little fellow of manly countenance, black-haired, and brown as a berry, was among the passengers of the steamship California who were transferred yesterday to Ellis Island.’
- ‘I am now as brown as a berry all in a short fortnight.’
- ‘I am sure you will have the holiday of a lifetime and come back to the town looking brown as a berry.’
- ‘In the words of Bruce Springsteen, we went down to the river, and into the river we dived, along with the au pair girl, who was by now as brown as a berry.’
- ‘To play on the trampoline and go off to la playa and get brown as a berry.’
- ‘With luck I'll be brown as a berry once more by the end of the summer.’
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.