Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I ask Mr. Shafer whether this second point explains the biliousness and lack of comparative perspective in his comment on Mr. Sullivan's piece.’
- ‘Alcoholics are inclined to suppose that their waywardness is the response of a sensitive soul to the imperfections of the world, and by their biliousness, turning their own small corner of it into a hell for others.’
- ‘Except for the twenty-four hours of biliousness, slippery guts and hasty exits that follow, it's all good.’
- ‘It can drive a fan of the music to biliousness thinking how Durst pulls the rest of the band down.’
- ‘The roots of his biliousness can be traced to his upbringing as the eldest of four sons to Jim and Eileen, an Irish crane driver and his wife, in north London.’
- ‘No, Stevie has a friend named Sparrow whose pot-bellied biliousness is matched only by his horrible table manners.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.