Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Fully understand all the details of an issue or situation:‘the legislation is mind-bogglingly complex and you really need to be across it’
- ‘We were fortunate to have a very thoughtful and perceptive Minister who was across the issues involved in the WorkCover Scheme reform.’
- ‘I was reading military journals in bed at night, just to get across the technical detail we needed to know.’
- ‘So Mr Peters should not continue to say that he is across this issue and representing the views of farmers, because we are saying that that is not essentially the issue.’
- ‘If that's the case, then collectively they should be across all media details and at least one member should have spotted the footage for what it was.’
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.