Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The interest of the time was not in belletristic fiction but in the free-flowing, highly intellectual critical essay, with its elements of autobiography and historical skepticism and its pointed illuminating aphorisms.’
- ‘If the old World's Classics had any introductions at all (most didn't) they were short belletristic effusions by writers such as Virginia Woolf or G. K. Chesterton.’
- ‘Unfortunately, descriptions in this volume, as in the entire work, have a belletristic character and lack scientific documentation.’
- ‘The chapter explores the conflicts and limits of the clash of civic, abolitionist, and belletristic rhetorical traditions evidenced by her diaries and teaching journals.’
- ‘The belletristic choices were at their behest, not mine, but I agreed to readings that I thought I could work with.’
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.