Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In a late stage of pregnancy.
expecting a baby, having a baby, with a baby on the way, having a child, expectant, carrying a childView synonyms
- ‘She was quite big with child, and looked to be confined every hour.’
- ‘The woman was very big with child and rode on a donkey, and her husband went from door to door seeking shelter for his wife, but he was told at every inn that there was no vacancy.’
- ‘My wife, big with child, was sitting in the rocking chair a few feet from me, and I was sitting by the table.’
- ‘After some months, the weary young girl, now big with child, came to the city of Torre-Longa.’
- ‘If anything happens to the woman I shall impute it to him, for she was big with child.’
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.