Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘My new wife, Daisy, and my mother were in the kitchen bad-temperedly preparing tea.’
- ‘Dani eyes me, and after a moment, asks bad-temperedly, ‘Do you want my coat?’’
- ‘Their once-charming rivulets now thunder down the hillside, bad-temperedly dragging along everything in their path.’
- ‘Grumbling, Ramirez stumbled bad-temperedly from the ruins, collecting firewood from the luxuriant trees that grew in the ruined courtyards.’
- ‘She heaves a sigh, and reaches bad-temperedly for her laptop.’
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.