Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to ask someone what they are thinking about.
- ‘When did the phrase "a penny for your thoughts" originate?’
- ‘I haven't heard anyone say that for years - a penny for your thoughts.’
- ‘So, a penny for your thoughts here: what criteria, if any, should be applied in selecting names?’
- ‘Next time someone offers you a penny for your thoughts… sell!’
- ‘It's in this book that we find the earliest known citation of the line, "A penny for your thoughts."’
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.