Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Ate meat, shot of fireworks, skinned possums, had a square dance under the moon wearing goat's skulls, all the usual stuff complete with pictures of people holding up beers and smiling, beerily.’
- ‘But she did manage, while admiring everything, to open every cupboard while he breathed heavily and beerily beside her.’
- ‘"Youre lovely, he breathed beerily.’
- ‘But do I sit about in pubs beerily boring friends and strangers.’
- ‘A group of roistering guys and gals grinned beerily over a table thickly covered with bottles and glasses.’
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.