Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Here are two blisteringly positive facts on our pensions ‘crisis’.’
- ‘Seville is blisteringly hot in summer - last August, the mercury hit 50 C on several days - and the city can become a furnace; even late spring can be quite testing.’
- ‘I could be totally wrong, but what hope do we have in exploration if our specialised high budget telecommunications aren't blisteringly fast in the present day and age?’
- ‘Yet any pre-season optimism which had accrued between the end of last term and the start of this, quickly withered on a blisteringly hot and bitterly disappointing afternoon.’
- ‘First thing in the morning, it's chilly; by noon, it's blisteringly hot; by late afternoon, a cold wind has been added to the mix.’
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.