Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be on the point of doing something or have just done it:‘the pigs were after breaking loose’
- ‘I really think that the country is going to suffer badly because our value system is after breaking down in many respects.’
- ‘When I spoke to a number of residents here, on Friday morning last, they were after taking their complaints to the County Council the previous day and had staged a sit in.’
- ‘He was after getting a bit of possession in the half-forward line, something we hadn't been doing.’
- ‘They were after getting level, were running at us, and David just got the interception.’
- ‘Her husband was after running off with another woman.’
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.