Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘‘I feel strongly about that stuff,’ he adds almost bashfully.’
- ‘‘I think it's going to be a good film, provided they cut all the scenes with me on the horse,’ he offers bashfully.’
- ‘But as Bill praised the service at a ceremony outside The Lowry centre, Katie, who was waiting for her turn to speak, pulled faces and smiled bashfully at the audience.’
- ‘‘He called me up and asked me to get involved in his new image and design stuff,’ Devangelis says bashfully.’
- ‘Halfpenny's mother, who paid for her daughter's ballet lessons when she was a child, ran onstage to give her a hug but bashfully turned back before the cameras.’
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.