Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to emphasize great size or degree:‘photographic equipment costs a devil of a lot’
- ‘‘It gave me a devil of a lot of trouble’, said Morris, ‘to get that thing into verse’.’
- ‘We are sure that such things must exist, but have a devil of a time pinning them down - as detailed rules, they are not generally understood at all.’
- ‘President Theodore Roosevelt, in a private brief interview, had confided that "affairs are in a devil of a mess."’
- ‘Working out the ‘bugs’ in this plan is going to be a devil of a headache.’
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.