Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The bundled earphones aren't exactly an expensive set, but they give good reproduction, even at low volume, adding a nice bassy warmth to the sound while retaining the crispness of the higher frequencies.’
- ‘And when you're in the water, there's a constant deep bassy sound.’
- ‘Say there is a really high end chirping sound that one person is doing, someone else might counter it with a really bassy tone.’
- ‘He was using one of those microphones that stand-up comics often favour, a really bassy one with lots of hiss and crackle and constantly on the verge of some really serious feedback.’
- ‘Above the bassy boom of the television there was a banging repetition of sounds.’
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.