Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Over the years, one comes to measure a place, too, not just for the beauty it may give, the balminess of its breezes, the insouciance and relaxation it encourages, the sublime pleasures it offers, but for what it teaches.’
- ‘Entrées, though less spirited, offer the balminess that suffuses a seaside vacation.’
- ‘Alicia suddenly realised that her teeth were chattering, quite despite the balminess of the evening.’
- ‘Its wealth was not built on Sunbelt balminess, agricultural bounty or manufacturing muscle.’
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.