Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Without hesitation or good reason:‘he used to be very bashful, blushing at the drop of a hat’
- ‘Most small business employers aren't callous mongrels who sack workers unfairly or at the drop of a hat to gain a sense of power.’
- ‘He's dangerously self-absorbed, and bursts into tears at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Today, car loans are available at the drop of a hat, and second hand cars come at throwaway prices.’
- ‘He was known for his generosity and friendliness - but he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘She's still experiencing sleepless nights and cries at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Lisa's inclined to change her mind at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘We do not take parents to court at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Last night, shocked parishioners spoke glowingly of her as a friend and neighbour and as a lady who would do one a good turn at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘I can't just take time off at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘It's funny how kids can change allegiances at the drop of a hat, whereas adults bear grudges over years and decades.’
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.