Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
As much as (often used ironically of an amount or quantity considered small by the speaker):‘the show lasted all of six weeks’
- ‘Criminally this lasts all of about ninety seconds as if he wasn't supposed to be in the film at all but just happened to busking there when the director wandered by with his camera.’
- ‘This generated an amazing meeting that lasted all of thirty seconds, in which Brian declared were keeping Studio X.’
- ‘That final plan lasted all of about six months.’
- ‘That mood, however, lasted all of five minutes.’
- ‘This moment of Zen lasted all of 30 seconds.’
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.