Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He is looking up abstractedly into the middle distance with a slightly suppressed smile.’
- ‘While everyone else engages in some form of inward or outward dialogue, they stare abstractedly into space, oblivious to their surroundings.’
- ‘As Nelson abstractedly went over some of the myriad of reports that covered his desk, the intercom on his desk interrupted him.’
- ‘Suffused with a post-Romantic melancholy, it seems to wander abstractedly through a softly glowing mist.’
- ‘‘OK Timmy, go show your sister,’ Mrs. Davison said abstractedly, putting a hand on Timmy's shoulder and pushing him gently into the living room.’
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.