Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Some aggravatingly healthy person started whistling ‘Blue Moon,’ and everyone laughed with the joy of the catch.’
- ‘Green is the film's one saving grace, but he's mostly relegated to an aggravatingly tedious subplot involving his character's attempt to feed a sleepy snake.’
- ‘As it is, I find the navigation aggravatingly, ironically useless.’
- ‘Or the theory of weight loss is aggravatingly simple - burn more calories than you consume - and the most pleasant possible practice is to do this without really noticing, for example by taking a nice long walk.’
- ‘Meanwhile, several flights upstairs, there's an aggravatingly strident and disconnected quality to the vocals, which doesn't bode well for the future.’
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.