Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Malicious, unsympathetic, or cynical.
- ‘The scornful mimicry of a supposedly distinctive accent may not be as bad-minded as Bernard jeering at the speech-patterns of others.’
- ‘That his wife helped him to such heights is no debate for bad-minded people who may still not want to give this dark-skinned woman her due.’
- ‘I know some of you probably felt that I must've fallen victim to a man-eating pothole or maybe even to a hundred wicked, bad-minded activists, but that's just not so!’
- ‘Via interviews with former prime minister Michael Manley, IMF officials, farmers, workers and others, Black shows how Jamaica, supposedly given ‘self-rule’ in 1962, ended up worse off than when it was ruled by ‘the bad-minded English.’’
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.