Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1At (used to indicate cost or rate per unit)‘30 dictionaries @ £29.99 each’
- 1.1informal At (in any sense)‘he dealt fairly well with tough issues thrown @ him’‘If you are staying @ a hotel, it will have a laundry service’
- 1.1informal At (in any sense)
2Used in Internet addresses between the user's name and the domain name.‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
- 2.1 (in an online discussion, especially on Twitter) preceding the name of a person to whom a comment is directed.‘@Oliver: I'm aware of that fact’
- 2.1 (in an online discussion, especially on Twitter) preceding the name of a person to whom a comment is directed.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.