Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He concurred affably, puckering his lips in thought as he pondered over the last decade's adventures.’
- ‘Service businesses must provide their service, whatever it is, efficiently, usually quickly, affordably, and affably.’
- ‘At first the driver and his Arab passengers chat affably enough, chatting loudly over the blaring radio.’
- ‘A business suit-clad man then greets them, shakes hands affably and makes them sit in comfortable chairs.’
- ‘He strides into the restaurant and greets the waiters affably by name and orders soup and a glass of mineral water.’
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.