Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used as a friendly or encouraging preface to a request:‘be a darling and don't mention I'm here’
- ‘If you spot anything not right be a darling and tell me in the comments.’
- ‘Can you be a darling and get me a glass of lime juice?’
- ‘So, if you'll be a darling, Desiree, I'd appreciate if you all returned back to the garden while I have a few words with my husband.’
- ‘Come on, Wendy, be a darling and stay for like thirty minutes, that's all I ask, all right?’
- ‘Mum butted in, ‘Ben, be a darling and bring Ellie's things in the house whilst I make us a nice hot drink.’’
- ‘Yes, yes, Alicia, be a darling and save the mazurka for me.’
- ‘Be a darling and get the eggplant out from the vegetable crisper, will you?’
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.