Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He made a break for the train platform, leaping balletically from the edge of the warehouse roof onto the platform's edge.’
- ‘Akiko and Hanako glide balletically through the trees.’
- ‘They pose balletically in studios, chase each other underwater, admire themselves in store windows.’
- ‘I swung my leg balletically up over the edge of the table to reveal that I was wearing orange fluorescent ankle socks.’
- ‘Just as urban gangmembers don't leap about balletically, real hippies had none of the wholesome peppiness displayed by the performers in ‘Hair.’’
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.