Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In 1604 he demonstrated that unequal weights drop with equal velocity, an observation apocryphally said to be based on the dropping of weights from the leaning Tower of Pisa.’
- ‘This was no ordinary revolt, as the Duke is reputed, perhaps apocryphally, to have told Louis XVI.’
- ‘As you remember, Mrs. Nixon famously - perhaps apocryphally - drew a blank when Steinem asked her about what made her happy.’
- ‘Time to announce the year's top 10 headlines which may, apocryphally, have appeared in the Irish Times.’
- ‘There was famously, possibly apocryphally, a public school classics master who took early retirement to go and become a Masai wife.’
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.