Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘These versions of Mr Hyde invariably agree on what he looks like: simian, excessively hairy, thick-lipped, beetle-browed, swarthy, middle-aged, and physically massive.’
- ‘It's as insular as the most beetle-browed peasant in a village on a Russian steppe in the 12 th century.’
- ‘We were an ambulatory species, and had been so ever since our beetle-browed ancestors first strode off to hunt and gather.’
- ‘She was darkly, even beautifully, beetle-browed, a feature that lent determination to her young face from the first hello.’
- ‘At such moments, you wonder how she ended up playing such a beetle-browed old cynic as Mel.’
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.