Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
As accurately as:‘as near as can be determined, less than 10 per cent require aid’‘as near as I can tell, privatization doesn't seem to make sense on any level’
- ‘As near as I can tell from the construction, the employers are getting the quality of work they are paying for.’
- ‘As near as I can calculate the family must have traveled about 1250 miles.’
- ‘At about eight or nine o'clock, as near as I could judge by the altitude of the sun, the wind rose suddenly and canted our barge on one side.’
- ‘As near as he could figure, it was built with running water but no toilet.’
- ‘As near as he can make out this child must now be thirty-four or thirty-five years of age.’
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.