Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[predicative] Swimming:‘sardines aswim in oil’
- ‘Audiences, heads aswim with new names and dates, might note with surprise how little light the 12-hour day has shed on Stoppard's political views.’
- ‘My mind was aswim with everything I had just learned about Samantha and Samantha's baby.’
- ‘They have implied that my generation is aswim in a sea of branding unimagined by preceding generations.’
- ‘She looked at him with eyes that were aswim with tears.’
- ‘A plate of sautéed button mushrooms aswim in a soupy blend of sherry and lemon juice also slipped in somehow.’
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.