Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A foolish or ill-timed remark or action.‘in spite of her bêtise about striped suits he saw her point of view’
- ‘This is a special issue on bêtises d' enfance (childhood high jinks, goof ups and silly mistakes).’
- ‘Here are examples of what we call ‘faire des bêtises’ in French.’
- ‘(Nanfang Daily) Yet another piece of bêtise: A plastic goods factory took advantage of the summer vacation to hire youth workers, including many of whom are under 16 years old.’
French, ‘stupidity’, from bête ‘foolish’.
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.