Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It is not uncommon for the airline staff to treat him abhorrently.’
- ‘The decision to replace someone is often taken on the basis of acquaintanceship, on the principle of personal devotion or, more abhorrently, for money.’
- ‘It was a decade when copious talk of universal human rights mingled abhorrently with the most brazen crimes against humanity.’
- ‘Those who vocalised their prejudices so abhorrently midweek did not speak for an entire country.’
- ‘The scenes of appalling neglect we witnessed in these sheds were abhorrently cruel.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.