Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The song arouses even the lethargic Toby, reminding him of love and silently exposing what blocks it - his class-based pride, his manly English bluffness, and his dependence on Maria and his anger at being dependent on her.’
- ‘He was no fan of the writer, perhaps in part because he saw in him an image of his own romantic emotivism and self-conscious idiosyncratic bluffness.’
- ‘It was a boisterous encounter, with the Senator alternating between his beaming bluffness and peevish refusal to address the man by name, referring to him as ‘this gentleman here’.’
- ‘‘We have to win,’ the Scotland coach affirms with a bluffness which only Australians can pull off.’
- ‘His eccentricities included a penchant for gigantic pith helmets and a bluffness of expression that bordered on the Python-esque.’
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.