Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Before one can do anything:‘we were frogmarched off to meet him before we had time to draw breath’
- ‘Some piercers use a local anesthetic, but a good one will be finished before you can draw breath.’
- ‘Before you can draw breath the media are reporting doom and gloom in bucketloads.’
- ‘These ladies are super quick, and will fill your bowl before you can draw breath.’
- ‘The one sure thing you can say about the media, is that they can have it printed before you can draw breath.’
- ‘Show some people a hammer and they will be nailing shelves to the wall before you can draw breath.’
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.