Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘This one was found by Florence Trentin in an anfractuosity of the reef.’
- ‘Will it result in a facile anti-reductionist anfractuosity so skilfully punctuated way back by E.H. Carr in his What is History?’
- ‘The details are subordinate to the motion of the principal plastic mass in the ascending anfractuosity of space - the main aesthetic value of the composition.’
- ‘An anfractuous road would be full of windings; an explanation full of anfractuosity would be very intricate.’
- ‘It is also possible to provide a cavity, an anfractuosity, or a modification of the surface condition at the end of the rod or needle, or laterally adjacent this end.’
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.