Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
As if to say:‘he meekly bowed to him, as who should say ‘Proceed’’
- ‘He put up his shoulders to his cars, and spread out the palms of his hands, as who should say, There is nothing further to be said.’
- ‘The Greeks called them Anticheir, as who should say, another hand.’
- ‘One day he saw me and signed to me with his hand, as who should say, ‘What is that?’’
- ‘Mr. Snagsby addresses an explanatory cough to Mrs. Snagsby, as who should say, ‘My dear, a customer!’’
- ‘All the characters and all the incidents in the play have been devised for the glorification of Cyrano, and are but, as who should say, so many rays of lime-light converging upon him alone.’
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.