Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The first day of the new century had started auspiciously with the discovery of what many regarded as a new planet between Mars and Jupiter.’
- ‘Still, his regime did not start off particularly auspiciously.’
- ‘Last year was a much slower season and this one didn't start too auspiciously either.’
- ‘His career started auspiciously with a silver medal at the 1991 World Junior Championships.’
- ‘The day didn't start particularly auspiciously - the computer fell off my bike while I was loading it into the car, and I didn't notice.’
- ‘I have to say that our weekend in Toronto didn't begin too auspiciously.’
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.