Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
As would be the case if.‘she behaved as if he wasn't there’
- ‘So she got out of her car and went about her errands as though nothing untoward was happening.’
- ‘It was all he could do to act as though he had never read either of her letters.’
- ‘They have told me to act as if their house is mine and they are all looking after me well.’
- ‘She had known Sara only a day or two and yet she acted as if Blaze were her best friend.’
- ‘Most of the details are a blur now but he motioned with the gun, as though he wanted us all outside.’
- ‘It's almost as though some people only feel they have an identity when they are at work.’
- ‘The table was set out nicely and all seemed as though it would be a lovely lunch.’
- ‘The men around her laughed and acted as though it was the cleverest thing they had seen.’
- ‘Football is now a business, but players are expected to act as if it was still a sport.’
- ‘My father talked a lot about his own father before he died, as though he'd never got over it.’
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.