Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I think that the use of the word ‘pagan’ to amorphously and collectively describe the various pre-Christian beliefs and religions of Europe is really dubious, especially when it occurs in television documentaries like this.’
- ‘Since the counter-cultural 1960s, the amorphously named postmodern dance has gone through at least three distinct phases and now probably doesn't exist at all except in replay.’
- ‘In addition, with the more amorphously defined ‘public order’ offences, criteria of what constitutes a disturbance are situationally variable.’
- ‘A few watercolour-drawings are definitely erotic, but they're amorphously erotic.’
- ‘I want to talk about middle-income New Zealanders - who are somewhat amorphously called ‘middle New Zealand’.’
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.