Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Ordinary soft lenses tend to mould to the astigmatic curve, but special toric soft lenses are available for astigmatism.’
- ‘For years I have been astigmatic to a degree that even bats point and laugh at me.’
- ‘Monet, on seeing those fields, described them as ‘enough to drive a poor painter crazy - impossible to render with our poor colors,’ but render them he did in his astigmatic but beautiful way.’
- ‘He swallowed and shifted his astigmatic eyes to the cards in his hand.’
- ‘The astigmatic person does not know which focal line to look at, and hunting between the two may cause eyestrain.’
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.