Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Hmm, that blockheaded boy must be somewhere outside smoking…’
- ‘Well, you can start by apologizing to her for your blockheaded remark and tell her that you still love her.’
- ‘The boy has hit upon what his blockheaded father couldn't - namely that Shane and the boy's mother are silently and secretly attracted to each other.’
- ‘The main argument of the utterly blockheaded party bureaucracy runs: If we don't do it, the conservatives will, and everything will be even worse.’
- ‘Of course, in practice, I think that the majority of weblogs I come across are awful - derivative, puerile, self-important, blockheaded, dull.’
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.