Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Of these three kinds of ethics the third, the approbative, is the one held in situation ethics.’
- ‘If otherwise, it is vaguely approbative, with the implication, as to the work approved, of some pleasing archaeological reconstruction.’
- ‘If I were someone else, likely the first approbative thing I'd say is, ‘I really like his cooking.’’
- ‘Though most of these meanings are admittedly not approbative, the first sense, ‘undiluted,’ may carry with it the suggestion of primal energy.’
- ‘The speaker, in choosing a pejorative term rather than an approbative term (say, ‘willowy’), manifests disapproval of ‘she.’’
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.