Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Sadly, she was too battily flustered to provide me with the recipe.’
- ‘One of the best… her view of the world is grim, her style effortlessly comic and her characters battily original.’
- ‘At one level there is something battily wonderful about this attitude - but it is also appalling.’
- ‘She smiles somewhat battily and nods: ‘I'm the one with personality!’’
- ‘This seemed so battily far down the list of priorities for ‘60s radicals (why improve capitalism's products when the whole point was to abolish it and them?) that he seemed, even then, a Quixotic character.’
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.