Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘There are places where the funniness grates, but they are outnumbered by the quips that make you laugh aloud at their appositeness, not merely to 1793 but to our current condition.’
- ‘Line after line, image after image, dazzles with its appositeness and brilliance.’
- ‘It consists in a number of key words selected for their central appositeness but expanded in use to embrace large spheres of meaning.’
- ‘The appositeness, the sheer attention to detail, of every facial expression, every frame, is consumate, and eminently readable.’
- ‘It's not a book I've read, so I can't comment on the appositeness or otherwise of the result.’
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.