Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Eva sat at her vanity table, brushing her long dark hair, absent-mindedly, thinking of other things.’
- ‘Not really thinking clearly, I absent-mindedly skimmed the bookshelf with my eyes, not looking at or for anything.’
- ‘I absent-mindedly put my precious skis down by my car.’
- ‘Sometimes in summer she would sit on the kitchen step, barefoot, running her toes absent-mindedly in the dust, losing herself in a book.’
- ‘You nod absent-mindedly, hoping she will go pester someone else so you can sample the hors d' oeuvres in peace.’
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.