Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make an exaggerated show of sorrow, despair, or regret.
- ‘In contrast to Antony's desire to blame anyone but himself, Cleopatra spends much of her first speech beating her breast.’
- ‘I bet you are wailing and gnashing your teeth and beating your breast with many small whips as you ponder this.’
- ‘He admits he has done wrong but refuses to beat his breast or elaborate on his plea.’
- ‘At the peak of her ambiguous angst, she beats her breast in sappy mourning upon the death of her father.’
- ‘Let's all hope that the politician does more than beats his breast and really gives us an impartial look at corporate America.’
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.