Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be ready or prepared for something:‘slip on a bright pair of pumps and you're good to go’
- ‘It greeted me with the usual initialization screen that calibrates the touch-screen, and it was good to go.’
- ‘At last, we were good to go - our market research review was completed and our interviews were lined up and scheduled.’
- ‘Rub a little dab on your hands and lightly work it into your hair and you're good to go.’
- ‘The songs were good to go.’
- ‘Just turn on your radio, tune it to 87 .9 and you are good to go.’
- ‘When everything is resolved there, we'll be good to go, and then customers will know exactly where everything is.’
- ‘It is not the easiest install around, as your initial contact will require loading an index; but once that's done, you're good to go.’
- ‘Console games can't get patches, they need to be good to go right out of the box.’
- ‘Just give me a couple of more minutes and I'll be good to go.’
- ‘If you do opt for multichannel sound, you need to add a 5.1 speaker set and you're good to go.’
- ‘Add adjustable lighting and beautiful windows looking out over a forest of peaceful trees, and I am good to go.’
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.