Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The following year he climbed Paricutin, a Mexican volcano, and distributed 450 pounds of bread along its acridly steaming rim.’
- ‘Howson has a studio on the top floor, a big, bright, airy space that smells acridly of institutional disinfectant.’
- ‘‘Well isn't this just great,’ she said acridly, ‘I'm stuck in a hole with someone who wants to kill me.’’
- ‘The acridly sweet smell hit my nostrils and I felt like I had betrayed myself.’
- ‘I bet if my legs just happened to fall off, I probably wouldn't even notice, I thought acridly as I scrambled to retrieve my books.’
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.