Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He was an oddball child, his bookishness and poetry out of step with his surroundings on the prairie earth.’
- ‘There is no help and no escape for any of us in a story that can't escape its own bookishness.’
- ‘Why should indulging in bookishness be regarded as peculiar, anyway?’
- ‘It came as a result of the combination of your bookishness, fertile imagination and love for typography.’
- ‘There are people whose bookishness is a substitute for, rather than a stimulus to their own thinking.’
- ‘My awkward bookishness could be overcome in that environment through being rather regularly and publicly recognised for achievements in creative writing, drama, public speaking and debating.’
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.