Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See bluenosebluenose (sense 1)
- ‘In bluenosed Boston, he had a hard time getting comedy work because of the edginess of his act.’
- ‘I don't particularly like either, because they're the kind of words that make you sound like some bluenosed prude.’
- ‘Public intoxication is one of those little laws that might seem petty and bluenosed to many of you, but there is a reason that those laws are on the books, and it isn't because of drunk driving.’
- ‘Clothing-free resorts have traditionally been rustic, mom-and-pop campgrounds hidden deep in the woods, away from prying eyes and bluenosed politicians.’
- ‘This sort of bluenosed fatuity makes me weary, because it often comes from people who have never troubled to study just what it is they condemn.’
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.