Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Following a particular occurrence (typically with the implication of being too late):‘it is much better to stop the crime rather than having police chasing felons after the event’‘I knew nothing about it until after the event’[as modifier] ‘an after-the-event internal investigation’
- ‘It is much better to stop the crime happening, rather than having police chasing felons after the event, don't you think?’
- ‘When I have time, I proofread and spellcheck but sometimes I have to do it after the event, when the thing has already been posted.’
- ‘I knew nothing about it until after the event.’
- ‘It has only been strongly voiced after the event, when it was deemed politically acceptable.’
- ‘One ought not to attach historic truth to a term that was created after the event.’
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.