Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be uninterested or disagree.‘I tried to make polite conversation, but he wasn't having any’
- ‘Lucy and Misty were fine all taking their tablets between two pieces of ham, but when it came to Eric he was not having any of it and the tablet rolled away.’
- ‘Anthony apologized, but she was not having any of it.’
- ‘Christie is not having any of it: ‘I hear that all the time, but I'm not the slightest bit alarmed on the road.’’
- ‘They must have seen its phony optimism plain, and, after four years of war, were not having any.’
- ‘He demanded money from the shopkeeper, who bravely picked up a piece of metal and told him he was not having any.’
- ‘My wife however, is not having any of it.’
- ‘However, the girl was not having any of it she grabbed hold of Calsy's face and forced him to look at her.’
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.