Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘‘I'll be twenty-one in September,’ she replied archly.’
- ‘‘You will observe,’ wrote Jawaharlal Nehru archly to a Cabinet colleague, ‘that we have disturbed the hornet's nest and I believe most of us are likely to be badly stung.’’
- ‘‘He thinks it's ostentatious,’ says Boss archly.’
- ‘‘Of course I have,’ she countered archly, ‘you just forgot.’’
- ‘‘It seems to be a habit of my teammates that they all come in as rising stars,’ he said archly.’
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.