Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A television advert of a few seconds' duration.
- ‘As he got closer to the nasty little secret, the inventor of the blipverts decided that he must be eliminated.’
- ‘I saw something like blipverts in the late 80s, TV commercials that flashed a series of images by so quickly that your mind wasn't given time to recognize the image, and accept or reject it.’
- ‘And now I'd like your comment on the revolutionary form of advertising called… blipverts.’
- ‘Hi to you if you have come here via my new blipverts.’
- ‘I remember blipverts were commercials that made your head explode.’
- ‘In 1997, the producers commissioned six artists to make forty-five second blipverts for the cinema which were seen by nearly 750,000 people during 1997/8.’
- ‘The network dominates the airwaves through its use of blipverts, which compress thirty seconds of commercial information into three seconds.’
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.