Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Have an idea or information that is likely to lead to an important discovery.
- ‘My mind was already on the topic of discoveries, and I was pretty sure I was onto something important.’
- ‘As he looked over the information he started to wonder if Steve could have been onto something.’
- ‘Think about that Mike. Anne Dillard is onto something there.’
- ‘In fact, professional skydivers have been onto the idea since the early 1990s and probably before.’
- ‘Mount Vernon's archaeologists knew that they were onto something important.’
- ‘Maybe those girls were onto something - outsourcing!’
- ‘In many ways I think Kevin is onto something very important here.’
- ‘Indeed, Edwards seems to be onto this idea already.’
- ‘And I think Haus is onto something with the idea of ‘passing’ - because that's something I think this guy could do really well.’
- ‘Perhaps my mother was onto something when she spent nine months thinking that I was going to be a boy named Michael.’
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.