Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Round about (a specified time or date)‘we could head out along about six’
- ‘Then, along about the seventh inning, you begin to think - well, maybe there's a chance.’
- ‘That was along about maybe 2001, and I'd come to the Senate, been there for about five or six months.’
- ‘I took out a restraining order on him along about the end of August.’
- ‘They do, however, need help along about now so I would suggest a very light application of a controlled release fertiliser.’
- ‘When Sedgwick left, along about midnight, Patterson and John Owens remained, and I finally got to bed a little after two o'clock.’
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.