Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Take a long time to happen or arrive:‘sit down, tea won't be long’
- ‘He knew the twelve o'clock train would not be long.’
- ‘Tell them I won't be long.’
- ‘I'm sure it won't be long before someone decides they really should get that old lotto ticket in their wallet checked out, and finds themselves a little bit richer.’
- ‘It will not be long before you can buy network television programming without ads for a monthly fee.’
- ‘It may not be long before Americans see a new English hero.’
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.