Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Babits was a classicist: the legacy of Greece and Rome meant more to him than what he felt was the barbarousness of the Old Testament.’
- ‘No less sincerely did they consider the Soviet regime to be a product of the backwardness and barbarousness of Russian conditions.’
- ‘The outcry against such autocratic barbarousness became nearly universal.’
- ‘It's a passionate, daring and unflinching look at the barbarousness of war.’
- ‘A Londoner by birth and inclination, he couldn't stand ‘the barbarousness and insipid dulnesse of the Country’.’
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.