Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘'You know, the future of this country lies in this railway's reconstruction,' says a local teacher, as the train pulls asthmatically into Lobito.’
- ‘He first swallowed, and then began to gasp asthmatically.’
- ‘The ramshackle trucks, coughing asthmatically, clambered on over China's battered, tortuous highways.’
- ‘Mark blew his nose vigorously, coughed asthmatically, and held out his hand.’
- ‘She often wheezed asthmatically, sneezed feebly, blew her nose, and coughed against her fist or palm.’
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.