Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I was taken back by the abruptness of his answer.’
- ‘The abruptness of the closure announcement has left them shocked and desperately searching for an alternative venue.’
- ‘Although they had long feared for the future of their club, they were not prepared for the abruptness of the end.’
- ‘The notion that bureaucratic infighting and occasional abruptness of manner should disqualify one from high office is laughable.’
- ‘The abruptness of the ending raises the question of whether this was where the script was going from the beginning, or whether screenwriter Steven Katz felt that there was nothing else left to do.’
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.