Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘She uses non-realistic devices from fairy tale and a playful allusiveness to other texts in both dialogue and third-person narration.’
- ‘There are kinds of subtlety and metaphorical allusiveness that are easier to achieve in comics than in novels.’
- ‘Another, less-remarked problem, is that the extraordinary allusiveness of his prose is the product of a kind of education which no longer exists.’
- ‘If you can stand the obliqueness, the allusiveness and the tension-inducing pace, you are in for an experience that is disturbing, revelatory and poetic.’
- ‘The allusiveness requires us to attend to the internal structure of the text, and at the same time asks us to step outside it, to other texts.’
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.