Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Seem likely to:‘the girl bade fair to be pretty’
- ‘He bids fair to be nominated a choral conductor par excellence.’
- ‘I think that he clearly has participated strongly in the formulation of what bids fair to be a successful campaign.’
- ‘Though it is at present in its infancy it bids fair to render us valuable assistance; but, so far at least, we have little reason to think that it will ever rival the fingers and the ears for delicacy and exactitude of diagnosis.’
- ‘This bids fair to become another recorded Beethoven cycle in the making, its completion presumably depending upon sales.’
- ‘Michael has still to celebrate his 19th birthday and bids fair to be a star footballer for club and county in the years ahead.’
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.