Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘How could a man of such a lofty ethical character stoop so basely?’
- ‘Some observers interpret these symbols cynically, as opportunistic, basely commercial, unquestioningly nationalistic expressions of pro-war sentiment.’
- ‘In such countries, the master acts as basely towards his prince as his slave does towards himself - civil slavery is linked to political slavery.’
- ‘See how men, who have been well-trained, prefer to receive a blow rather than basely avoid it!’
- ‘Can she who professed delicacy of sentiment and sincere regard for me, use me so very basely and so very cruelly?’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.