Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Of the film, he says, ‘You can either make it more like a horror [film], or you can make it blackly comic.’’
- ‘There's even a visceral and blackly humorous moment where the actors demonstrate exactly what's going to happen to the planet using a lighter, a peach and a can of air freshener.’
- ‘I was blackly angry at my boyfriend for not being there.’
- ‘There is a smaller room that shows Goya's pinturas negras, blackly painted at the end of his life, when the artist was suffering from depression and slowly going mad.’
- ‘The majority of left-wing intellectuals, whatever they might say in print, were blackly defeatist in 1940 and again in 1942.’
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.