Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘As the metamorphosis to Spiderman takes place, Parker learns to scale walls, swing from city rooftops and spin webs all over the place (an arachnophobe's worst nightmare).’
- ‘Richard offered, knowing that Ashley was a bit of an arachnophobe.’
- ‘But arachnophobes can relax: Assassin spiders are a mere eighth of an inch (two millimeters) long and are harmless to humans.’
- ‘After her hands-on experience with a confirmed arachnophobe, Sally went round the room meeting several of the youngsters, many of whom showed no sign of nerves.’
- ‘I think they are pretty creepy but I'm a bit of an arachnophobe myself.’
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.