Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- archaic term for Christmas
- ‘Yuletide always ends up an anti-climax, resembling a period of mourning for the loss of what once was, rather than a fun and celebratory period.’
- ‘If our Yuletide values are in terminal decline, I would say Mr. Tweed Jacket is as guilty as anybody.’
- ‘If you don't like shops that start their Yuletide stuff in November, boycott them.’
- ‘To avoid a cut-price Yuletide, stores have kept stocks low.’
- ‘Aberdeen, sitting prettily in third place, must have expected to begin their Yuletide party here.’
- ‘This Christmas, thousands of couples like you and your girlfriend will rediscover each other with the help of the Yuletide brandy.’
- ‘Officers have designed an unusual Yuletide card for wanted offenders who have so far avoided arrest for offences from breach of bail to theft.’
- ‘Me and mine are the worst Yuletide planners in the world.’
- ‘Landlord Ian Overend identified a number of suspects in the Yuletide kidnap case, but has yet to come up with proof.’
- ‘Well done to all in an official or voluntary capacity who remained on duty or on call over the Yuletide period.’
- ‘All of us tend to think of port as a Yuletide tipple but we should consider it as an option at other times.’
- ‘Preparations started for the Yuletide event as early as March.’
- ‘For those singletons who face a solo Yuletide with dread, gorging yourself on ten chocolate advent calendars at once is definitely not the answer.’
- ‘Fly to the Costa del Sol next weekend for £99, and return in time for the Yuletide celebrations.’
- ‘The situation is getting worse and as the Yuletide season approaches, the traffic build up on this street is unbearable.’
- ‘I am all for ambition but Lowe comes bearing more messages than a Yuletide postman.’
- ‘Anna had been under the impression that Leina liked the Yuletide season.’
- ‘My first experience as a Yuletide performer was crooning Away in a Manger in my nursery-school Nativity play.’
- ‘I have tried to cover all eventualities, to keep you and yours brimming with festive cheer throughout Yuletide.’
- ‘I'm considering having an old-fashioned Yuletide, and giving everyone the heartwarming present of an orange and a piece of coal, wrapped inside an old sock.’
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.