Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The 73-year old former street-brawler now comes across as more of a genial, boorishly humorous gameshow host.’
- ‘He yawned boorishly and stretched his arms above his head of crimson spiky hair, leaning backwards for some emphasis of his boredom.’
- ‘For my grandfather, cops-much like baseball players and army veterans-acted as if their uniform gave them a license to behave boorishly.’
- ‘I tried not to gleam as I saw the principal's eyes enlarged with surprise; he had expected me to either kept quiet or curse boorishly.’
- ‘Seeing the camera, everyone acts boorishly and jostles to get in front.’
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.