Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[predicative] Trembling:‘the breeze failed to set a single leaf atremble’
- ‘Given the sheer volume of these texts, and their kaleidoscopic content, the very thought of plunging into them leaves even the most determined researcher atremble.’
- ‘His touch set something inside her atremble, too.’
- ‘And so I spent the night, atremble, convinced that I had obliterated the school.’
- ‘The fly is atremble with fear as she sees the looming danger, tries to break free from the sticky threads, tries hard to escape, and is exhausting herself in her desperate attempts.’
- ‘With Britain atremble with the thought of another summer of voyeuristic frenzy, Channel 4 was pumping out story after story about the adventures of the 10 new housemates.’
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.