Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[with negative] At all like —— (used for emphasis):‘it doesn't taste anything like wine’
- ‘Well you are if you're anything like me.’
- ‘No leading economic measure has grown anything like that over the same period.’
- ‘Mr Wade said he had never experienced anything like it and pleaded with owners to look after their dogs.’
- ‘All the pears we tasted didn't taste anything like their supermarket counterparts.’
- ‘She's been fixing me with looks all night, but I assumed it wasn't anything like that!’
- ‘If he was anything like a typical male wearer, he won't have done it any favours.’
- ‘No, not a useful one under the A3 or anything like that, but the opening of a sandwich shop.’
- ‘If you're anything like me it won't be just your kids who leave feeling a new world has opened up to them.’
- ‘Let me tell you - ricochets in real life don't sound anything like they do on telly.’
- ‘But it wasn't anything like the lethal weapons that seem to be all the rage.’
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.