Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Compared to the average or typical one of the specified kind.‘as castles go it is small and old’
- ‘People rail against my paper, and I freely admit its faults, but as papers go I think it's one of the best.’
- ‘And I guess, as lawyers go, he's a pretty good lawyer.’
- ‘After sticking our heads into various hostels to inquire about prices, we picked one a few blocks from the square which was very clean, as hostels go.’
- ‘The company's founders chose it for their search engine because, as numbers go, it is a very, very big one.’
- ‘Sure, as lies go, this one is pretty inconsequential - almost pro-forma.’
- ‘And as bargains go, surely £6.75 for a three-course lunch qualifies!’
- ‘I've traveled this highway hundreds of times, and for about three months on a near daily basis, and as far as freeways go it's still by far my favorite.’
- ‘Well, as blogs go, this is a very professional one.’
- ‘The Inn is fine, as inns go, but there's something about Sea Isle City that feels depressingly generic.’
- ‘He's pretty undemanding, as far as boyfriends go.’
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.