Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘You have got an affirmatory duty to describe a loss to your coverage company.’
- ‘Nothing there, he reassured himself twice, sighing, nodding at his own affirmatory thoughts, walking to the bathroom hazardously.’
- ‘And indeed, the further evidence that I have uncovered indicates that this is more of an affirmatory phrase, and one actually in line with social constraints of the day.’
- ‘York watched the scene, making an affirmatory note in his head that he'd not be remembered.’
- ‘He added an affirmatory nod, and continued to gaze upon me with a kind of irate solemnity, holding his substantial stick between his knees, with his hands clasped upon its head.’
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.