Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Engaged in some activity, typically a reprehensible one:‘the council is at it again, wanting to turn another green patch into a carpark’
- ‘That he is still at it must mean that Smith has either led a charmed life these past years or else he is made of steel.’
- ‘And could she not have done that while she was at it?’
- ‘I came outside and she was having a rough time at it, mostly because she had no idea what she was doing.’
- ‘They were at it again in 2001 and have been doing it since the beginning of this year too.’
- ‘While you're at it, it's a good idea to tackle cold frames as well, both inside and out.’
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.