Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Back to where one started, with no progress having been made.
- ‘‘It is the same knee problem as before and it looks as if it is back to square one for him,’ said Lehmann.’
- ‘Having spent all summer to earn money to put yourself through college, Christmas comes and goes and you find yourself back to square one.’
- ‘Engineers managed to get trains running on time again by the early hours today, but further problems near Bethnal Green put them back to square one.’
- ‘But even so, it will take the whole year to pay off his overdraft - and at the end of it he will be back to square one.’
- ‘In 1999 we lost all of our good players and went back to square one.’
- ‘The minute I finished my treatment I was back to square one, and they say they don't have anything else that I can do.’
- ‘I think that the prosecution and the police have gone back to square one.’
- ‘But after only four months, the owner announced he was closing it down and they were back to square one.’
- ‘One member of the executive said yesterday that the pay deal could now be ripped up, sending the dispute back to square one.’
- ‘He made his comeback a year later but after 12 games he was back to square one.’
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.