Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not understand something, even though it has been explained:‘she said an awful lot but he wasn't any the wiser’‘I am still none the wiser about the meaning of the word’
- ‘It was closed, though, so we're still none the wiser.’
- ‘Both airlines could have simply increased their prices by $6, and most customers would be none the wiser.’
- ‘At the end of his frustrating book, I was left none the wiser.’
- ‘If I want to ruin the reputation of a B-list celeb I could so with in a couple of days, and their PR agency would be none the wiser until the stories started appearing.’
- ‘The whole issue gets me totally annoyed and I'm still none the wiser as to what value we get from paying them at all.’
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.