Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘As an aphorist, Cullen is hard to beat and his supple and punning use of text puts the lie to the whole unthinking bad boy concept.’
- ‘He was at best merely an aphorist, and at worst an opportunist who used selective silence as a means of self-promotion.’
- ‘In truth, a great many of the aphorists sound as though they sweated too hard to come up with their punchlines.’
- ‘Among the elite of aphorists are Samuel Johnson, Oscar Wilde, and Gore Vidal.’
- ‘For such as me, Kierkegaard the humorist - or novelist, or aphorist, or ironist - possesses an unquestioned eminence, whereas Kierkegaard the philosopher - or theologian, or pietist, or polemicist - cuts a far more equivocal figure.’
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.