Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In discussing the translation of his work, he was extremely approbatory.’
- ‘Perhaps someday it will return to Victoria's inner harbour and enlighten the city with approbatory friendly fire in greedy pursuit of our oil, gas, and fresh water.’
- ‘Here, ‘diamond’ is approbatory, so the overall sense is ‘a good sort’.’
- ‘Some reviewers of my book took exception to the approbatory tone in which I described this popular religion.’
- ‘The special wine stored in Odysseus's palace against his return is described in approbatory fashion as ‘aged’; and the wine that Nestor brings out in honor of Telemachos is, we are told, 11 years old.’
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.