Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘By 1825, when his translations of altogether ten plays had been augmented by P. F. Wulff, Denmark and Norway had a partial Shakespeare, heavily weighted towards tragedies and histories but both readable and actable.’
- ‘Sophocles writes glorious poetry and poetic prose to which Frank McGuinness's translation does splendid, actable justice.’
- ‘Ellen McLaughlin's version is both literate and actable, if a bit overinfused with contemporary antiwar relevance.’
- ‘Heaney has not only come up with a superbly actable text; he clearly realises that the play offers a genuinely Hegelian dialectic between the individual and the state.’
- ‘Out of such help and hindrances, a lesser but more disciplined dramatist could have fashioned a perfectly actable play.’
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.