Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Have reserves of force, impoverished and abeyant under an older-fashioned up-bringing, been called into activity and use by new regimes of thought and training?’
- ‘In 1986 Her Majesty agreed to comply with the advice proffered to her by the Lords regarding abeyant peerages.’
- ‘Where other, more vigorous incentives are abeyant they can be expected to assume increased prominence.’
- ‘All Basset titles became abeyant or extinct before publication of the series began.’
- ‘So I believe that this ancient and storied office is once again abeyant.’
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.