Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Anyhow, I asked and they bitchily replied, ‘It is from a song.’’
- ‘The more sociable stood close to their gallery entrance so that they could gossip bitchily, but quietly, with a neighbouring attendant.’
- ‘Well, there's always the refuge which Auden so bitchily alluded to in ‘Journey to Iceland’ (and which I first quoted here way back in January).’
- ‘‘I was rather kind,’ I responded more bitchily than I should have done.’
- ‘‘I hope you put a lot of postage on it,’ Windsor bitchily replies.’
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.