Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Very quickly or suddenly.
- ‘Foot to the floor and before you can say Jack Robinson you've crossed the finish line having attained a speed in excess of 300mph in a quarter mile!’
- ‘Yet, with a ton of people assigned to wait on customers - eight clerks were politely servicing people - I had my onion bagel with vegetable tofu spread and a juice before one could say Jack Robinson.’
- ‘The canoe slides into the water in the blink of an eye and before you can say Jack Robinson it's twenty yards off shore.’
- ‘Fin has promised to invest the dough so that the boys will become millionaires "before you can say Jack Robinson".’
- ‘A friend of mine in Brixton kept koi carp in a raised toilet and this heron came straight in and ate the fish before you could say Jack Robinson.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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