Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Place a plastic sieve over the bowl and push the eggs and bramble purée through the sieve, so that any blobby bits of the white and all the bramble pips remain in the sieve.’
- ‘Inside the ball was something, something blobby, something with legs, something possibly (but not definitely) dead.’
- ‘And with construction catching up to the imagination of architects, the curved and blobby shapes of these designs are becoming more and more realistic every day.’
- ‘Because Chennai's skyline is low, the sky was very big - blobby clouds lit by a full moon.’
- ‘My nose just kind of sat there, kind of blobby, unmistakably hereditary, a little bit wonky and sort of round.’
- ‘These peculiar blobby silhouettes will surely provoke breathless imaginations.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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