Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
If matters continue in this or that way:‘at this rate, I won't have a job to go back to’
- ‘This week is going to drag on for ever at this rate.’
- ‘Neither are ever likely to get finished at this rate; perhaps I'd be better off turning them into short stories or something.’
- ‘Mate, enjoy making fun of our columnists because they've only got a few years left at this rate…’
- ‘At that rate, bankers and expense account diners only need apply.’
- ‘But, in an e-mail to the executive committee, Mr Middleton claims there will be no students left at this rate.’
- ‘Plus I can do it whilst continuing on with Season 6 of The X-Files on video as I'm never going to get it fiinshed at this rate!’
- ‘I'll probably end up stabbed in a gutter somewhere at this rate.’
- ‘Still, it would be pretty hard to include ‘computer consultant’ on my business card at this rate.’
- ‘We were going to have no chairs left at all, at this rate.’
- ‘Heck, at this rate, they'll be bringing back disco and the polyester leisure suit.’
- ‘So, at this rate, the goal of universal basic education could be attained by 2006: nine years ahead of schedule.’
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.