Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘We emptied wine bottles and talked about ourselves, taking it in turns to nod assertively at each other's observations.’
- ‘He holds out the glass assertively, as if to demonstrate his rejection of fundamentalist restraints.’
- ‘The hostility-reduction intervention included teaching them skills for expressing anger more appropriately and more assertively.’
- ‘I raised my voice and assertively directed him to move.’
- ‘Rather than getting into a shouting match, he recommends taking three deep breaths, changing your environment or making your point assertively but calmly.’
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.