Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of person that is slowly disappearing:‘the country's dying breed of elder statesmen’
- ‘Environmentalists, in the traditional single-issue sense, are a dying breed.’
- ‘And you ask why chivalrous men are a dying breed?’
- ‘Windsurfers may be a dying breed in the United States, but the sport is alive and kicking on the Italian Riviera.’
- ‘But I wonder if that huggable American tourist is a dying breed.’
- ‘The pair is part of a dying breed of music partnerships.’
- ‘Restaurants like the Shamrock are a dying breed in Vancouver.’
- ‘The men and women who practice this art and create durable, functional, and practical furniture are among a dying breed.’
- ‘But I hope they are a dying breed, when it comes to layout anyway.’
- ‘I know I'm almost the last of a dying breed: one of the few career stage actors left in the world.’
- ‘Screen Art is one of the last of a dying breed in that area.’
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.