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’
- ‘The company's founders chose it for their search engine because, as numbers go, it is a very, very big one.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And as bargains go, surely £6.75 for a three-course lunch qualifies!’
- ‘Sure, as lies go, this one is pretty inconsequential - almost pro-forma.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘And I guess, as lawyers go, he's a pretty good lawyer.’
- ‘Well, as blogs go, this is a very professional one.’
- ‘People rail against my paper, and I freely admit its faults, but as papers go I think it's one of the best.’
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.