Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Repress an emotion; stifle laughter or repress a retort.‘she bit her lip to stop the rush of bitter words’
- ‘The girl beside him had bitten her lip to keep from crying out loud.’
- ‘The brunette winced, knowing that Mack had no idea how many times Charlie had bitten his lip to stop the questions that sprung up in his mind.’
- ‘Ashley felt the beginning of a smile, and she bit her lip.’
- ‘I bit my lip and forced myself to be calm.’
- ‘She bit her lip; suddenly realizing she'd used the term "amazing" a lot since arriving in London.’
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.