Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘My eyes snapped open and I sat up, trying vainly to fight off the bleariness of sleep.’
- ‘As I gaped at him in post-sleep bleariness, I realised with a little shock that I had been sleeping with my head on his shoulder.’
- ‘I watched as his eyes fell shut of their own accord, watched as his breathing slowed, and watched as his eyes snapped open again, blinking away their bleariness in confusion.’
- ‘I reached up to rub away some of the bleariness out of my eyes.’
- ‘Slowly, I opened my eyes, rubbing the bleariness out of them as I sat up.’
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.