Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A situation that is unpleasant or very difficult to deal with.‘he's had a cow of a season’
- ‘One of them has had a cow of a day.’
- ‘It's a cow of an idea but it works.’
- ‘It was a cow of a time on the Pyrenean roads of the Tour de France.’
- ‘It did work quite well once it was finally set up, but that it was a cow of a job to get there.’
- ‘The shooting with the Bren was rotten and on the whole I had a cow of a day as an instructor.’
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.