Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The old lady who had been inside smiled a little bemusedly, holding the lift door open for them as they pushed by her.’
- ‘‘But you are the carrier company,’ I said bemusedly.’
- ‘The parents in turn grabbed some food, had some nice Australian white wine, German beer, good conversation and bemusedly watched their kids race around.’
- ‘John grinned bemusedly, a girly, naive grin that often made the girls back home swoon.’
- ‘The staff have always been congenial, the atmosphere bemusedly chaotic, the pizza a dripping success.’
- ‘But he laughed anyway, and then bemusedly muttered ‘Oh, this is funny.’’
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.