Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Twelve hundred people attended, including eighty-six deputies, one of whom apologized profusely for his previous benightedness and pledged his allegiance to ‘reform.’’
- ‘The price we pay is to be haunted by the demons of our cowardice and benightedness.’
- ‘Whose foolishness or benightedness is Peter referring to in this and in the following nocturnes of Dresden's historic architecture?’
- ‘This is not necessarily true for all of the players in the digital library arena, and it is not necessarily benightedness that accounts for this.’
- ‘Both in Europe and in China, the social order of feudal society showed the brutality, benightedness and hypocrisy of the feudal ruling classes.’
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.