Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Arrive casually and unannounced:‘sometimes he would blow in unexpectedly and say hello’
- ‘While he can't quite put a finger on it, he definitely knows things have changed since she blew in.’
- ‘She blew in one summer day in 1993 and has become a fond fixture here.’
- ‘Then you have some people blow in when the leaves are turning and for Christmas.’
- ‘Then her father blows in, in the shape of a wizardish and craggy Jones, and we quickly realise her hatred of him at abandoning his family to follow the native way while she was still a child as she promptly rejects his offer to make amends.’
- ‘I blow in when I can from my home 400 miles away, thankful for every chance to share the wonder and mystery and blessing of these last days.’
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.