Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In the current period of stagnation, arrivisme, and regression, it seems right to think of Lotman's work as testifying to those shoots of modest but tenacious vitality that sometimes - indeed, more often than one might think - grow under the snows of Russian winter and that the West is not always alert or sensitive enough to detect.’
- ‘This honest moralist, who sets himself up as the exclusive depositary for revolutionary purity - everything that is not a part of his insignificance appears to him as mere arrivisme - was stung by the [editorial] note that we dedicated to him in I.S. #10 (page 72: ‘L' armee de reserve du spectacle ’).’
- ‘There has been a long list of accusations piling up since the 1980s about Sartre's arrivisme, and that this led to his willing accommodation to Vichy.’
- ‘Fortunately, however, the book is much more than a tale of the shameless arrivisme and social contortions of an outsider determined to be accepted by the British upper class.’
- ‘One of the more overlooked lines in The Importance Of Being Earnest is Lady Bracknell's passing remark that she had no fortune whatever before she married; she may, in other words, have been herself guilty of exactly the arrivisme of which she implicitly accuses the handbag-foundling Jack Worthing.’
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.