Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I haven't had this particular childhood-conjuring treat in years, living as I have been in the blessedly canned-noodle-and-tomato-sauce-free wastelands of Asia.’
- ‘Madness is an apt metaphor for theatre, not just because its most famous character keeps everyone obsessing with whether or not he's really nuts; in a sense, anyone who chooses a career in theatre is blessedly mad.’
- ‘He has a sense of humour (almost unique among today's politicians), is highly intelligent and blessedly was quite free of that terrible aura of ego that surrounds all ranking politicians.’
- ‘I love the Shower Cleaner because it's so blessedly hands-off - you don't have to scrub, just spritz and rinse.’
- ‘Your routine each day will be blessedly simple: Wake up; stuff yourself with pancakes, eggs, and bacon; ride the park trail of your choice; then go on a hike to burn off the grub.’
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.