Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Furthermore, both my sister and mother-in-law have recently spent time in hospital, and they took spoke warmly and appreciatively of the care they received there.’
- ‘I sipped, cautiously, and then slurped, appreciatively.’
- ‘And, slowly, she put one giant paw out, then the next, and padded out a couple of feet to stand, sniffing the air appreciatively, and gazing all about her.’
- ‘Once the ensuing reverential silence has descended, spoon out into bowls, inundate with custard and eat slowly and appreciatively.’
- ‘There's no need to feel nervous about reading your work; members are more likely to coo appreciatively than tear your piece apart.’
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.