Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Imagine that one can hear (or see) something that is not in fact there:‘the first time I spotted a puffin I thought I was seeing things’
- ‘Mark shook his head once again, as if he were seeing things.’
- ‘I convinced myself that I was seeing things and kept walking.’
- ‘At first Melissa had always said Leah was seeing things, now she knew Leah was telling the truth.’
- ‘She thought she was seeing things until another bolt of lightening lit up the room.’
- ‘She is hearing things, imagining them, she knows she is.’
- ‘At first I thought I was hearing things or maybe it was crows or seagulls.’
- ‘Approaching the bridge, we thought we were seeing things!’
- ‘He blinked and then refocused, convinced he was seeing things.’
- ‘I stared at her and wondered if I was seeing things.’
- ‘I was going to tell her she was hearing things and to go back to sleep when I heard the sound of breaking furniture below.’
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.