Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Something powerfully nostalgic.‘the soundtrack is a real blast from the past’
- ‘Most of the cars dated from the 1950s and 60s, and according to the organiser, the outing proved a real blast from the past for the older generation.’
- ‘Here's a little blast from the past.’
- ‘I got an e-mail the other day from an old friend, one of those blasts from the past that take you back in time.’
- ‘This morning, while listening to the radio on the way to work, I heard an absolutely great blast from the past!’
- ‘For those of us who were active in the antiwar movement, it's a blast from the past.’
- ‘The old photographs were also a blast from the past for the family.’
- ‘Wow - what a blast from the past to see a list of my old co-workers.’
- ‘It's a blast from the past, mid-1960s or very early 1970s at the latest, when these crushed coloured glass in resin things were popular.’
- ‘This little gem of a workout is a blast from the past because it requires only minimal equipment and a place to run or walk.’
- ‘It was a real blast from the past for them when we published photographs that had never been collected from a developing laboratory.’
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.