Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Nonetheless the kitchen accommodatingly substituted another dish.’
- ‘So fiendishly busy; so incoherently cramped; though sporting accommodatingly ample open space.’
- ‘‘Of course, mother,’ Serena said accommodatingly, all the while wishing that she could answer as she really felt.’
- ‘She offered herself to life and was accommodatingly mauled.’
- ‘The visor of each blast helmet in the pod darkened accommodatingly within three milliseconds to avoid temporary blindness, but each member of the strike team squinted reflexively.’
- ‘The former White House aide moved accommodatingly to a different subject.’
- ‘Fortunately, celebrities are proving to be accommodatingly exhibitionist.’
- ‘Courage,’ he, however, accommodatingly threw out, ‘is what YOU have.’’
- ‘And Pentecostals, flattered by a little unaccustomed acceptance, may accommodatingly give up their vision.’
- ‘Sometimes I'd ride my bike to the feedlot and sing to the cows, who would gather accommodatingly on their side of the cable pen fences, listening to my renditions of ‘Delta Dawn, ‘‘Devil Woman, ‘or ‘North to Alaska.’’
- ‘We see someone pull them from a rack and stuff them into the bag, which stretches accommodatingly around its large, unwieldy and somewhat odd cargo.’
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.