Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In large part they've treated the rebellion as a chaotic overreaction, by rural enthusiasts of drinking and abominators of domestic taxation, to a duty that placed new costs on the consumption of a beloved beverage.’
- ‘The extreme abominator was saying that he had a Lenin beard.’
- ‘It must please the Lord to no end to watch one group of abominators take on another group of abominators.’
- ‘I say, Be gone, you blasphemers; be gone you abominators, be gone you murderers, for I, the Lord God, know you not!’
- ‘There had to be a way to allow the two vile abominators and their marvelous cameras onto sacred ground.’
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.