Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
It is better to do something or arrive after the expected time than not do it or arrive at all:‘it took them the majority of the campaign to come to that conclusion, but better late than never’
- ‘The website seems to have been very lethargic today, so I gave up after a while and went off to do more productive things—ah well, better late than never.’
- ‘Well, better late than never, for the timing of this exhibition.’
- ‘Better late than never, the newspaper ran a good review of the book over the weekend.’
- ‘After breakfast the boys go straight to work on math—better late than never, right?’
- ‘The team have probably left such a move about five years too late, but it's better late than never.’
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.