Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small but unspecified number:‘a minute or two had passed’
- ‘Anna was probably giving him the fluttering eyelashes right now… and in a few minutes or two… the both of them would probably be out the door hand in hand, named the next cutest couple.’
- ‘It may be a year or two down the road.’
- ‘And I think we are - though I still expect we'll take a step or two backwards for each few steps we take forwards.’
- ‘But that may be a day or two down the road.’
- ‘Yet in two to three years we will have a battle on our hands to save our existing railways.’
- ‘Rewrap, leave for a minutes or two, then devour.’
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.