Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘They giggle and whisper to each other, as cool and direct and blushingly unnerving as any group of pretty teenagers.’
- ‘When the photographer suggests that she remove her gilet for the shot, Lauren blushingly demurs on the grounds that her bra can be seen through her sweater.’
- ‘I remember giving Bernie a big hug afterwards, as he blushingly folded away his piece of crumpled paper.’
- ‘Then she blushingly added, ‘Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown more than your enemies.’’
- ‘She reveals the good and the embarrassing in equal measure, but the more blushingly confessional she gets, the more candid, unrefined and gloriously nasty the record sounds.’
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.