Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make a wrong or inappropriate choice.
- ‘I think most of the critics are backing the wrong horse in seeing the issue of testing for recreational drugs as a make or break issue.’
- ‘In the latter case, I think he backed the wrong horse, but we'll come to that later.’
- ‘Then he got down on one knee and said, ‘I'm sorry we backed the wrong horse.'’
- ‘In exploring the rhetoric of singularity, then, I might seem to be backing the wrong horse.’
- ‘Is it time to say sorry for backing the wrong horse?’
- ‘But time has shown that the government backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘A jumble of investments created as an alternative to losing all one's money backing a single horse.’
- ‘The majority of intelligent, sensitive artists, writers, painters, musicians backed the wrong horse for a long time in the 20th century.’
- ‘The diversification should help to reduce the risk in case you back the wrong horse.’
- ‘With the calling of parliament in 1640 it became apparent that Huntingdon had backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘Most are dedicated, caring men who just happen to have backed the wrong horse.’
- ‘Are we going to back the wrong horse sometimes?’
- ‘Any reader who doesn't itch to pick up a pencil at this point is perhaps backing the wrong horse.’
- ‘This harshness will doubtless be exacerbated by the fact that they backed the wrong horse in the telecoms market.’
- ‘On that occasion he most certainly backed the wrong horse.’
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.