Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I have been told, anecdotally, that Maldon is one of the most vibrant and healthy towns in Essex, if not the east of England.’
- ‘We know anecdotally and through research that some women will return to work as soon as their maternity income stops.’
- ‘In every indicator I get - anecdotally, talking to friends in all these swing states, looking at early voting patterns - is that this will be an extraordinarily large turnout.’
- ‘While I have no statistical evidence to support this, I have noticed anecdotally that ‘local’ students in Ph.D. programs are among the least likely to complete the dissertation.’
- ‘Parents will tell you, anecdotally, that many schools do not follow up absences, just as many parents do not necessarily report their child's absence to schools.’
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.