Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Well, why give yourself the necessary time to grieve and recover, when you can blunderingly plead for their return any time you wish, via a few attenuated syllables?’
- ‘The actress was particularly good as the neurotic detective sergeant who keeps asking blunderingly inappropriate questions of interviewees, antagonising them seemingly just for the hell of it.’
- ‘‘Here,’ she said blunderingly handing Dustin his pitiful excuse for a suitcase, ‘use this.’’
- ‘As Ive blunderingly said for a long time now, Ive known that I plan to spend my life with Elizabeth.’
- ‘He blunderingly said it was all his fault, "though he didn't mean no harm," and then suggested that the flag and music should be left there in charge of some of the boys, which was approved.’
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.