Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Few people would go to excess if they were not unwholesomely over-excited about their trivial apishness.’
- ‘That movement from the silent movie world of our apishness to the incredible communications of our never stilled tongue - it has left a scar inside us.’
- ‘The General was struck just as much by the wildman's humanity as his apishness.’
- ‘Formerly man's apishness did not matter so much, but now he is gaining dangerous powers, and may destroy himself.’
- ‘Failure did not become victory, weakness did not become strength and we apes stopped emailing one another and greeting one another, and withdrew into mute apishness and mute despair.’
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.