Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The men at the resort all looked apprehensively at this glow and we learnt that a forest fire was headed towards our resort.’
- ‘One of the boys sleeps on a sofa while the other stares complacently at the camera, arms raised apprehensively.’
- ‘I looked around apprehensively to find the ‘essential services only’ notice but could see nothing.’
- ‘He has to be double-handcuffed when they apprehensively allow him out of his cell.’
- ‘We wonder apprehensively about what will happen to the traffic as the economy expands, and ever more people switch from two wheels to four.’
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.