Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In ‘Trudy,’ for example, a crowd of shoppers and passersby gathers to watch as an elderly white woman loudly and abusively accuses a black cashier of cheating her.’
- ‘Trina, a smart, beautiful and sweet teenage daughter becomes abusively profane and violent; she is both tortured and the torturer.’
- ‘Rather than considering whether a particular company is pricing abusively, the UK authorities have been able to examine whether prices in a given industry have been against ‘the public interest’.’
- ‘A strip search will always be unreasonable if it is carried out abusively or for the purpose of humiliating or punishing the arrestee.’
- ‘Although students are not scolded for speaking Spanish or ridiculed abusively for using their bilingual resources, they tend to internalize the idea that speaking their native language is wrong.’
- ‘‘Research shows that couples who fight quite a bit are happier five years later, as long as they are not fighting abusively,’ says Biddulph.’
- ‘A husband shouts abusively at his wife after returning from work.’
- ‘She says that while trying to give a statement to a female officer a male officer continually interrupted by entering the room, shouting abusively and verbally bullying her.’
- ‘I looked around the circle for support, but they all agreed, some abusively, that I should go.’
- ‘The pace is frenetic: women's heels click the sidewalks with conviction, mobile phones are spoken into earnestly, and cars honk their horns abusively.’
- ‘On a site discussing technical issues, the worst anybody can expect is strong disagreement - even if it is posed impolitely, or abusively.’
- ‘It followed an incident when James's sister, Vicky, was upset when abusively insulted.’
- ‘He doesn't seem to mind that to shout abusively at someone on a one-to-one basis, for no other reason than they disagree with what he's saying, is bad manners.’
- ‘What exactly is the etiquette of sitting next to someone on the train who is noisily and abusively breaking up with their boyfriend on a mobile phone?’
- ‘He continued shaking her abusively as he still yelled at her.’
- ‘He then started to drag her across the road by her arm and her hair, while shouting abusively at her.’
- ‘With regard to the former, I'm not convinced that everyone with access to potentially threatening information will refrain from using that information abusively, via blackmail, bigotry, red-lining and so forth.’
- ‘And many of them were treated horribly and abusively.’
- ‘Scilla begins by explaining that she wants to know how to be powerful in a way which enables her to respond effectively when she sees power being abused, and yet not use her own power abusively.’
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.