Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘You are really sending a powerful and profound message that says I am affirmatively withdrawing my consent from this corporate takeover of my government.’
- ‘One official asked the guard whether he was aware that there was a breakdown on one of the production lines, to which the guard replied affirmatively.’
- ‘Often it will be possible to answer both these questions affirmatively.’
- ‘The collective number of votes of all countries that affirmatively supported the legislative proposal on May 18th amounts to 216, falling short of the required 232.’
- ‘When you are dealing with a band you have to often state your case and represent yourself affirmatively, but without telling everyone else what to do.’
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.