Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used as a curse:‘a pox on both their houses!’
- ‘A pox on him for showing up and ruining my dinner.’
- ‘Procrastination is a pox on almost every artist I know, and while we keep the beast at bay by being parents and having the limits of childcare imposed on our time, the temptation to look away from creative work is great.’
- ‘A pox on the naysayers who think network television is incapable of producing original, intelligent, adult drama.’
- ‘And a pox on him, for reminding me of the damn song.’
- ‘It's understandable if your response to this breathless battle between corporate giants is to pray for a pox on both their houses.’
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.