Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It is loathsome to think that balefulness of an unknown cause could create such a catastrophe.’
- ‘Edwards portrays Scrooge with zest and an appropriate balefulness that immediately casts a shadow on the opening scene.’
- ‘Continuous wars brought enormous balefulness to the people giving rise to wide opposition in the small states.’
- ‘But the balefulness of the act is hardly reduced thereby - and therefore my sentiments about the filth who carried out the deed remain essentially the same.’
- ‘Her companion, however, clutching her friend's waist, looks at the photographer, and us, full face, with astonishing balefulness and hatred, willing us to be gone.’
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.