Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘For an atavistically bloody entertainment, a bullfight includes much traditional pomp and ceremony.’
- ‘There was always something atavistically satisfying about knowing where you stood in international sports - supporting Germany, Argentina, Greece, Albania, whoever.’
- ‘There's something atavistically pleasing about not throwing away kitchen scraps; it makes you feel a better person in some small way.’
- ‘Our society has become less cruelly conservative, our politics less atavistically nationalistic, and our culture less turgidly insular.’
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.