Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plan or asset that is kept secret until it is needed:‘the alliances have been the key card up our sleeve’
- ‘We who are truly in-the-know have a card up our sleeve that, once revealed, will completely and utterly wipe them and their kind from the face of the Earth!’
- ‘But if Aurora had the leverage of his vows, he still had a card up his sleeve.’
- ‘The same company that manufacturers some of the highest performing desktop harddisks, IBM, has a card up their sleeve for the notebook market.’
- ‘Fortunately we had a card up our sleeve, a guest player by the name of Garfield Sobers and, within half an hour, he had shared eight wickets with [Fred] Trueman.’
- ‘One young man cried, ‘There was a card up your sleeve!’’
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.