Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘She is equally capable of defending her marriage, jesting bawdily with Iago, and responding with dignity to Othello's incomprehensible jealousy.’
- ‘Amanda had suggested bawdily that this might be a decision which she could make well worth his while.’
- ‘It goes without saying that theatre can be a bit rough and ready, and lord knows our William seems to want to bawdily go where no one has gone before.’
- ‘Douglas Wootton dramatises this bawdily rollicking ditty to perfection, down to the last nudge and wink.’
- ‘Helen and Paris enter; she implores Pandarus to sing a song of love, which he later sings bawdily.’
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.