Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[predicative] Shining:‘eyes ashine in the darkness’
- ‘The moon's ashine; by many a lane Walk wistful lovers to and fro; It must be like old days again; How they do love!’
- ‘In regimental reviews, they like to sweep past at the double-quick, their faces ashine with sweat and pride.’
- ‘Rufus Sewell, eyes ashine and hair a-long, plays a nutty grassroots abolitionist, while Youssou N'Dour, the African music star, is a freed slave whose published accounts of his ordeal helped to galvanize the anti-slavery movement.’
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.