Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See apple polisher
- ‘Another way that is just as effective as apple-polishing is flattery, giving someone high praise, telling him how good he looks, or how well he speaks, or how wise he is.’
- ‘Through this formula, you can see that apple polishing establishes a faulty logical connection.’
- ‘Note that apple polishing can take subtle forms, for example, ‘Youre too intelligent to believe in mental telepathy.’’
- ‘And when a bunch of politicians and so-called academicians held such seminars praising the PM, you know that apple-polishing has gone to the extreme.’
- ‘There was no apple-polishing, no flattering the Governor.’
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.