Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be very unpleasant or harmful to:‘the fungus is hell on grasshoppers’
- ‘Only problem is, driving around with 2,000 pounds of papers in my back seat is hell on my car.’
- ‘Then we told him that almost flying into mountains is hell on the nervous system, not fun.’
- ‘We're in one of those no-fun-news cycles, which is hell on a guy who likes a happy cocktail with his evening reading.’
- ‘I cringed, this all must have been hell on his burnt hand.’
- ‘The impact was hell on his new bullet wounds and he found that he was bleeding quite profusely.’
- ‘Going back to Standard Time is hell on us nightowls.’
- ‘War is hell on a president and his approval ratings.’
- ‘Health foods need not be hell on your tastebuds.’
- ‘Staying at all those run-down places has been hell on my back.’
- ‘Have I ever mentioned this knight-in-shining-armor thing is hell on the muscles?’
- ‘Hey, from the looks of it, it's been hell on you, too.’
- ‘Going through old blog stuff is hell on the brain.’
- ‘But the after effects were hell on her mind and body.’
- ‘This was hell on horse's hooves, considering the hot pavement they had to walk on for much of the way.’
- ‘It would be hell on business, though, so we skip it.’
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.