Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Time seems to drag endlessly when you're waiting for something to happen.
- ‘‘Um, I hate to sound cliché, but I thought a watched pot never boils,’ Rachel said with interest.’
- ‘While you're waiting (because a watched pot never boils, you know!) go outside and cut the culprits down to their crowns.’
- ‘Another way of putting it is: a watched pot never boils.’
- ‘They say a watched pot never boils, so you might want to do something else at this point.’
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.