Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[with negative] Be logically consistent with:‘the map didn't seem to bear any relation to the roads’
- ‘At various points in his book, he declares himself incensed by the presumption that the Iris by his side is not Iris, but a generic Alzheimer's sufferer who bears no real relation to that entity.’
- ‘In fact, very little of what happens in Dreamer bears a relationship to something that happened in real life, so the ‘true story’ part of the equation is a red herring.’
- ‘But the tax bore no relation to ability to pay; within a locality every adult was charged the same amount, although millions of poor people got rebates.’
- ‘But, in women, their sleep patterns didn't seem to bear a relationship to whether or not they got diabetes.’
- ‘All lost weight, but the amount of weight lost bore no relation to whether participants were on a diet or not.’
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.