Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wave of the hand to brush flies off the face.
- ‘‘We just do the Australian salute,’ they say, giving a languid wave in front of the face.’
- ‘This costly experiment was supposed to offer the national capital a reprieve from yet another summer filled with the unofficial Australian salute.’
- ‘It has been said that the official Australian salute consists of a frantic waving of a hand over your face which also serves to frighten off the flies, but only for about a third of a second.’
- ‘We fed some sheep, played with some horses, and most importantly I learned the Australian salute; fly swatting.’
- ‘She taught me the Australian salute. [Wave flies away from face.]’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.