Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Championed by boffiny nerds, it appeals to almost everyone at some point in their lives, but rarely elicits strong feelings.’
- ‘And last year, bored of being single, I used one of those dating sites, and the algorithmn paired me with someone worth meeting (also a computer boffiny type).’
- ‘It's often portrayed as a pursuit for boffiny men with abnormally high brain-power.’
- ‘A big boffiny welcome to our new resident who, with his extensive knowledge of web programming and the open-source community, strengthens and extends our existing technical expertise.’
- ‘Now can the bookish, boffiny types out there please explain to me what's going on?’
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.