Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I fumbled around in the dark for some of last night's pants to put on, and stumbled blearily out of the bedroom into the harsh morning light.’
- ‘Just as I was preparing to make another batch of fruit scones, Ross, one of my co-workers, wandered into the kitchen blearily looking for coffee.’
- ‘And every year they wake up at 6.00 am and pretty soon they're dragging me blearily down onto the sofa to open presents.’
- ‘I switched on the light and gazed blearily through a haze of dust.’
- ‘As I splashed my face with cold water, I remembered blearily the flamenco dancers and the endless absinthe.’
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.