Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘‘Maybe one of the kids is a bed-wetter,’ I offer, ‘and they try to keep him awake for the entire ride so that he doesn't wet the car seats.’’
- ‘When surveyed, however, parents consistently maintain that their children with nocturnal enuresis are ‘deep sleepers,’ compared with their offspring who are not bed-wetters.’
- ‘Matt had been a hopeless bed-wetter right up to the age of puberty.’
- ‘‘Two of them were bed-wetters,’ he has recalled.’
- ‘In fact, most bed-wetters over the age of five simply produce more urine at night than their bladder can control.’
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.