Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
noun & adjective
- ‘Le Prince's comments were echoed nearly forty years later by another visitor to the library, the British antiquarian and self-professed ‘bibliomaniac’ Thomas Frognall Dibdin.’
- ‘The Bangalore-based freelance writer, is a bibliomaniac and a bibliomane.’
- ‘The proper relation to books is not that of the ‘bookworm’ or ‘bibliomaniac,’ but that of the ‘creative’ reader who uses books as a stimulus to attain ‘his own sight of principles.’’
- ‘The literary essays chronicle a bibliomaniac's passion and obsession with naming and collecting.’
- ‘Mainly I'm a bibliomaniac and I do a lot of book collecting and I have some nice books, first editions and so on.’
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.