Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘‘Don't even think about asking,’ he cautioned belligerently.’
- ‘But she later changed tack, reverting to a belligerently confrontational stance.’
- ‘He put his hands on his hips and glared belligerently at her, looking and sounding for all the world like a teacher scolding her for stealing another student's toy.’
- ‘‘I never started explaining,’ Penelope pointed out belligerently.’
- ‘Ever since their ‘invention’ in the 1950s, teenagers have tested the limits set by previous generations: staying out late, stretching the truth and placing themselves belligerently at the centre of the universe.’
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.