Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In addition; furthermore:‘it was not fog but smoke, and very thick at that’
- ‘No, this shore is not a destination for me; it is just a refuge, and a temporary one at that.’
- ‘When she fell pregnant, Sara was hoping she would be having twins - and girls at that.’
- ‘All a matter of opinion, of course, and in the cases of Randall and Morris, an educated opinion at that.’
- ‘London looks set to receive a new evening paper soon, and a free one at that.’
- ‘Instead of thunder, the company had been struck by a need to change the cast, and no minor change at that.’
- ‘All the time a game of football was being played, and a pretty good one at that.’
- ‘She let out such a yelp and it was no wonder, as Tom had nothing on but a shirt and it wasn't too long at that!’
- ‘We now live in a country where citizens can be executed without trial, and by a foreign government at that.’
- ‘We are the kind of people, he thought, who buy their own furniture and second-hand at that.’
- ‘So, the Tate is at least making an effort to display more art, and a big, expensive one at that.’
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.