Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He bolsters his argument with quotations about rivers, rings, and trees drawn randomly and ahistorically from different writers.’
- ‘This method of one-sidedly and ahistorically picking and choosing facts to fit a pre-determined political conclusion is as unscientific as it is intellectually bankrupt.’
- ‘While Laurence may seem blithely, ahistorically optimistic, Frank sees the world through the bleak prism of the ‘old’ South Africa; and both perspectives, the novel would seem to suggest, are pernicious.’
- ‘Conventional celebrations of the cultural variety of Melanesia tend to employ ethnographies ahistorically: the decades between early and recent descriptive texts slip away as our attention fixes on the cultural mosaic.’
- ‘Today's audiences can hardly appreciate the ahistorically high standards to which they have grown accustomed.’
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.