Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Year 2000 (with reference to the millennium bug).
- ‘Well, here we are several years after Y2K and we now know, that at midnight, January 1, 2000, very little changed.’
- ‘The anxiety about the Y2K situation is reaching an increasingly feverish pitch in most large organizations.’
- ‘Darnell convinces the gang to believe that Y2K will signal the end of the world and they, happily, will be the last people on Earth.’
- ‘Certain files on your hard drive, such as spreadsheets and databases, may be vulnerable to Y2K problems.’
- ‘Thus, the main problem of Y2K is the problem of incorrect results when date mathematics are conducted.’
- ‘I have a friend who is convinced that the Y2K bug is going to kill cars dead in their tracks.’
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.