Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Animals were barbarically killed even next to children's playgrounds.’
- ‘One of those is Kenneth Bigley, a British engineer held hostage by terrorists who have already barbarically murdered his two American comrades.’
- ‘Take, for example, the horrible news coming out of Iraq about contract workers for Halliburton and other war corporations being brutally killed and their bodies barbarically desecrated.’
- ‘He is in a tricky position, trying to lead a country divided on a fundamental point of law, but this doesn't justify allowing one of his citizens to be barbarically beaten to death.’
- ‘Most chillingly, we lost one of our own in the terrorist war, the brilliant Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, kidnapped and barbarically murdered in Pakistan.’
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.