Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to indicate that not a single thing or person is missing.
- ‘Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Chic, Barry White and Gloria Gaynor are all present and correct.’
- ‘The sentences are fine - subject, object, verb: all present and correct - but, when strung together, their meaning grows elusive.’
- ‘It's a rewrite but the sensibility is all present and correct.’
- ‘Yep, they're there now, all present and correct.’
- ‘The mannerisms of Iranian cinema are all present and correct.’
- ‘His trademark strutting, pouting, leaping, punching and perspiring were all present and correct and he skipped his way around the stage like he was genuinely enjoying the evening.’
- ‘On the security side, checking email for spam and viruses is all present and correct, and parents can restrict their children's’ access to the internet through website filtering and time restrictions.’
- ‘Here is the next chapter, all present and correct!’
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.