Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Summing up for the prosecution, Oborne spluttered apoplectically, shook his fists, and looked as though he was on the verge of a heart attack’.’
- ‘Aida, who had been gurgling apoplectically, sprang snarling from the basket, and made for the intruder open-mouthed.’
- ‘Where property taxes take the place of income taxes, as in New Hampshire for example, politicians foam apoplectically about the injustice of raising money through the regressive property tax.’
- ‘It occurred to me because I was stuck in traffic next to a young man in an old Honda who was apoplectically outraged that we were not all zooming down the highway.’
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.