Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Bearing in mind its limitations (said when qualifying praise of something):‘the book is a useful catalogue as far as it goes’
- ‘All of this is true so far as it goes, but it ignores the one big question: Who is going to pay for all of this?’
- ‘This is true in so far as it goes, but it ignores the personal nature of the duty an employer has to each of his individual employees.’
- ‘I follow the results of Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City but that's about as far as it goes.’
- ‘Vaca's argument is true as far as it goes - which isn't far at all.’
- ‘Perlstein's diagnosis is clever and persuasive, as far as it goes.’
- ‘His reasoning is sound so far as it goes, and he's produced an enjoyable and thought-provoking read that I highly recommend.’
- ‘Now, I'm not sure the underlying change of policy here is wrong-headed, at least as far as it goes, or even that it represents a change.’
- ‘I'm a big Joni Mitchell and Fairport Convention fan, but that's about as far as it goes.’
- ‘‘Plan ahead’ is excellent advice, so far as it goes.’
- ‘In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.’
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.