Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to convey the speaker's opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising:‘she sounded rather chipper, as well she might, given her bright prospects’
- ‘Steve apologised to his family, as well he might.’
- ‘In fact, he looks luminously happy throughout - as well he might be, as tonight's crowd are hugely enthusiastic, with frequent standing ovations between songs.’
- ‘The young woman looks doubtful, as well she might.’
- ‘Rembrandt has a quizzical, jesting expression, as well he may, in view of his wondrous hat and slashed leather jerkin, ornate with glass beads.’
- ‘The prime minister looked worn and tense at his press conference yesterday, as well he might.’
- ‘He looks at her suspiciously while doing so, as well he might.’
- ‘He was clutching the two Oscars he'd just won for Braveheart and he looked extremely pleased with himself, as well he might.’
- ‘He takes his music very seriously, as well he might.’
- ‘Glint came in, looking tired out, and as well she might, trying to keep up with the three children.’
- ‘Q put down his newspaper and looked mighty puzzled as well he might with this highly unusual - and therefore highly suspect - request.’
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.