Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Your owner has sent you on a mission to steal as much hay as is bovinely possible from the surrounding farms.’
- ‘To the bovinely challenged: cow patties, or cow pies, are splats of cow manure shaped kind of like Frisbees.’
- ‘They know - they absolutely know - they're going to be watching a drama unfold for two hours in the dark of the theater, and yet they are too irredeemably, bovinely, criminally stupid to shut off their phones.’
- ‘Then he was lying on the floor and staring bovinely as the child's mother was yelling hysterically and kicking him.’
- ‘On second thought, I would much rather pay the price of inner human turmoil rather than be bovinely tranquil.’
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.