Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It's lost its grass, it's dried out, and it's becoming very uneven and very bobbly.’
- ‘This is why the children of the middle-class intelligentsia are the ones you see at playgroup in the hand-me-down jeans and the bobbly, seen-better-days cardigans.’
- ‘I hate hairy cushion covers even more than I hate bobbly sheets.’
- ‘They just don't have the equipment for it, unless those bobbly bits have some function they've never told us about.’
- ‘But it may fit the bill as far as timeless ‘paradise’ goes: coral-fringed islands of bobbly green rainforest with tall, slender coconut palms arching through.’
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.