Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Please do:‘May I choose the restaurant? Be my guest!’
- ‘But, if you aren't and want to read on, be my guest…’
- ‘It means that if you wanna hook me up with tickets, please be my guest…’
- ‘So, if you wanna have someone split your pelvis open, move some of your insides to your outsides and shift some fat cells around for about $5,000 to $7,000 to gain, if you're lucky, maybe an inch, be my guest.’
- ‘If anyone ever feels the overwhelming desire to give me cash, please, be my guest.’
- ‘So, please, be my guest - write whatever you you like.’
- ‘If you want to be smothered in spirituality, and leave the Real World behind, please, be my guest and join a cult.’
- ‘So if you are the one person who's been oppressed or discriminated against for being white, heterosexual, able-bodied, etc, be my guest, have a rant and a parade.’
- ‘But if you want to leave and create a better life for yourself in cities like Manchester or Birmingham, which have no crime, litter, vandalism, poverty, racism, drug problems and gangs on the streets, then be my guest.’
- ‘But if you're bilingual and up to your eyeballs in ennui, please be my guest.’
- ‘‘Yes, be my guest as you may please,’ she said, though before she had finished saying it, he had already sat down.’
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.