Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘‘I was just going to observe,’ said Storrs banteringly, what a strong resemblance there is between you and your aunt.’’
- ‘To carry this on the proposed trip was too great a risk, and I was asked banteringly to act as banker.’
- ‘She banteringly replied that she did not believe him and dared him to prove the truth of his assertion.’
- ‘They often speak banteringly, but they have the credentials and the clout to back what they say.’
- ‘‘I was advising Brother Nikhil to seek your protection,’ she continued banteringly.’
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.