Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Feel hostile or antagonistic towards.‘she had a real down on Angela’
- ‘Everyone in the press is so down on dance music’
- ‘Over the years, readers may have gained the idea that the police in general, and London's Met police in particular, had a down on demonstrations.’
- ‘I really don't understand why they are so down on her.’
- ‘To be fair, we were down on Episode III from the outset.’
- ‘There's never been a telly in this house, you see, Tim is very down on the telly.’
- ‘He could tell Zan was seriously down on herself.’
- ‘‘Before I agreed to join Wigan, everyone was down on me and having a go because I was even considering it,’ he says.’
- ‘I am going to be accused of having a down on female drivers.’
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.