Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thing that no longer happens or exists.‘house-price booms were seen as a thing of the past’
- ‘Actually, in some parts of the world this is becoming a thing of the past.’
- ‘The habit of walking children to school is mostly a thing of the past.’
- ‘Dressing up for a meeting with your accountant may soon be a thing of the past.’
- ‘But for one group of tots, such light-hearted activity could be a thing of the past.’
- ‘The guide suggests that Britain is now a truly united kingdom with the north-south divide a thing of the past.’
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.