Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An act of cleaning or washing something in a hasty manner:‘she would give a lick and a promise to her parlour, and sit down to await the American gentleman’
- ‘The global fiat currency is based on nothing more than a lick and a promise and long-term it's headed toward complete restructuring.’
- ‘Generally, players sign balls with a lick and a promise.’
- ‘Look at the way you skip from chore to chore, always doing everything with a lick and a promise.’
- ‘Is one's spiritual life really satisfied with a lick and a promise?’
- ‘The chow's coat requires more than a lick and a promise from the chow's owner.’
- ‘Wobbling into the bathroom, she picked up her toothbrush and gave her teeth a lick and a promise.’
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.