Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I lowered my window and turned off the radio to listen for any sound (to see if it was a helicopter) but I couldn't hear any ascertainable aircraft engine noise.’
- ‘He added that he would have given the cause of death as not ascertainable.’
- ‘Whether such an exposure would affect the hormone status of women, children, or fetuses is not ascertainable from the results of the present study.’
- ‘The common law is not always clear, but in most fields it is reasonably ascertainable.’
- ‘Even then it would not derive from any objectively ascertainable standard or consensus within a recognised profession.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.