Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Regard unfavourably:‘however, they are now blowing cold on the issue’
- ‘In particular, why are western organisations so ready to trim their sails to get through the country's trade winds which blow cold on any outside criticism of its record on human rights?’
- ‘What it meant was the Party base was going to blow cold on him right up to the hearings.’
- ‘Now it seems to be blowing cold on the missile shield, looks hell-bent on creating a European army and looks like it's abandoning Nato.’
- ‘Sadly the Canes were blowing cold on the night, although it didn't really dampen the crowd's enthusiasm for a festival of entertainment that is only partly about rugby.’
- ‘His people stride about spreading the word that the chancellor is blowing cold on the whole thing.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.