Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Britain in the early 1940s, dark, grimy, tired after years of a war visited on the population night after night, living on hope and prayer and the sheer bloody-mindedness of a people determined never to surrender.’
- ‘Single-mindedness and determination are admired but shade into bloody-mindedness and obstinacy.’
- ‘The choices we made - there's a lot of bloody-mindedness and shooting ourselves in the foot, but I think just the fact that we'll keep going, we'll see how far this can go, and not try and be like a proper band would be.’
- ‘The channels of communication have broken down through intransigence, sheer bloody-mindedness and despair.’
- ‘In fact, bloody-mindedness is the most important weapon in a marathon runner's arsenal.’
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.