Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
With the legs stretched widely on each side of.‘policemen sitting astraddle motorcycles’
- ‘He was transforming into a larger-than-life character that unapologetically shoved his way into the American Psyche until he seemed to almost stand astraddle Hollywood, casting a tall shadow that stretched across the entire country.’
- ‘He turned the chair around and sat down astraddle it.’
adverb & adjective
With the legs stretched widely on each side.as predicative adjective ‘the baby is often set upon the left hip, legs astraddle’as adverb ‘the guys got me astraddle of the wheel’
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.