Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to emphasize that something will happen effortlessly and predictably:‘follow the appropriate twelve-step program and—bada bing—you're rolling in it’
- ‘You say a couple things in class (they don't even have to make sense), the prof smiles at you and bada boom bada bing, you're passing the course.’
- ‘Slip on these exotic sandals and bada-bing you're looking fabulous.’
- ‘Well, fast-forward a few years, bada bing, cultural icon.’
- ‘We found out each other had a bad day and bada boom bada bing, we were palling around like old buddies.’
- ‘Any doofus can go buy a keyboard, some software and bada boom, bada bing - you are a musician.’
- ‘I hit my reset button and bada bing, I now have a dead PC.’
- ‘Finally, the bride drinks a little holy water from one side of the vase, the groom drinks a little from the other side, and bada-bing, bada-boom, theyre hitched.’
Probably imitating the sound of a drum roll; popularized by the US television series "The Sopranos".
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.