Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It is said that they are in flight from an insupportable nervous strain, from which they find temporary assuagement only in sleep.’
- ‘When we fall in love we imagine we have found an ultimate assuagement of loneliness.’
- ‘As time went on she grew more and more jealous of him, and more and more certain that, if only she could know what had happened, she would get some ease to her tormented heart and some assuagement of her perfectly natural curiosity.’
- ‘Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.’
- ‘But thank you for acknowledging that the principle accomplishment of carbon credits is the assuagement of guilt.’
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.