Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Talk about tediously and at length:‘she's always on about doing one's duty’
- ‘Needless to say, no-one had a clue what I was on about.’
- ‘Most people watching thought the debates a big bore and could not recall what the candidates were on about.’
- ‘I am one of these people on a low income she is on about.’
- ‘I told him I didn't know what he was on about.’
- ‘He talked a lot about the virtues of tolerance and fair play, but nobody had a clue what he was on about.’
- ‘I might head back home watch that video your brother was on about.’
- ‘When I first arrived out here and started yapping on about a film festival, people didn't know what I was on about.’
- ‘Half of them texted me back wondering what on earth I was on about.’
- ‘Our Prime Minister is on about how political correctness is harming free speech and opinion.’
- ‘She was the only person on board who could always understand what he was on about.’
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.