Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See beer belly
- ‘Three young ladies who looked less than pleased to be talking to two middle-aged, beer-bellied sailors, but their good manners keeping them where they stood.’
- ‘If you're missing one of two beer-bellied drunkards that had a big night at Banbury Cross in Northriding last night, worry no more.’
- ‘There across the room, just past the beer-bellied former jocks and the rich former nerds, I spied a poised, graceful woman with flowing red hair and laughing green eyes.’
- ‘Hillary, what is it with these beer-bellied old geezers?’
- ‘The sheriff was a big beer-bellied type displaced Texan, and was all haughty for having brought us in.’
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.