Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The maimed typefaces produced by this kind of drive-by bowdlerism are boring and never as useful as the ones they began as.’
- ‘This classic example of politically correct bowdlerism is not the end of the world, to be sure.’
- ‘So long as I am a school director I will raise my voice against bowdlerism, and censorship of any kind.’
- ‘This edition restores Hardy's original punctuation and removes the bowdlerisms forced upon the text on its initial publication.’
- ‘Tales abound of Bacchanalian excess and Lost Weekends, and when the Lord's party convened at the clubhouse last month, they revelled in reminiscing without bowdlerism.’
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.