Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The qualities that distinguish people from one another are obscured in some circumstances, and if they can't be perceived they don't matter.
- ‘The old adage that at night all cats are gray is in fact quite true.’
- ‘The sole bit of worldly advice my mother ever gave me was that all cats are grey in the dark.’
- ‘I have no memory of the RAF teleprinter Room but I can only suppose that, on the principle that all cats are grey in the dark, I was so used to seeing teleprinters in action that I didn't find it surprising unless the uniforms were a different colour.’
- ‘Besides, don't they say that all cats are grey in the dark?’
- ‘Franklin says that just as all cats are grey in the dark, all women would be the same for pleasure.’
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.