Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Drink alcohol:‘not many wives or girlfriends were too interested in watching us bend our elbows’
- ‘Since Hemingway bent his elbow here, the bar has become de rigueur.’
- ‘He sat at the bar bending his elbow until the place closed at one o'clock.’
- ‘Sometimes he bent his elbow in the company of other convivial fellows, and drank toasts which he would not have liked his wife and daughters to hear.’
- ‘He was jovial, and bent his elbow frequently.’
- ‘For the next thirty minutes Darren bent his elbow with the fluency of a gypsy fiddler while the others admired his strong drinking.’
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.