Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
And everything else of a similar type that might be mentioned:‘it's all very well to talk about natural affection and love and the rest of it’
- ‘All people do is give up chocolate and all the rest of it - and I don't think that does you any good whatsoever.’
- ‘I bought her book, stocked up on butter beans, fennel and the rest of it, and fell at the first hurdle - when I discovered that her sweet-potato wedges were even more delicious with big dollops of full-fat mayonnaise.’
- ‘If this makes it worse what is going to happen in terms of our house insurance and the rest of it?’
- ‘It was bearable for the first minute, when we said hello and the rest of it.’
- ‘If you believe in transubstantiation, parthenogenesis and the rest of it, you're deemed fit to run the country.’
- ‘I love crosswords - I love the cryptic clues and the obscure quotes from Shakespeare and all the rest.’
- ‘He is eminently quotable, verbose, fanciful and the rest of it, apparently fabulously wealthy and yet, quite possibly, a fantasist.’
- ‘Of course we need something called a job, money, cars, TVs, computers, gourmet gadgets and the rest of it.’
- ‘And you find it in the health service, you find it in education and the rest of it.’
- ‘At the level of petty, paranoid and the rest of it, this doesn't matter very much.’
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.