Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piece of text written to accompany a larger text and printed in a separate area of the page.
- ‘Since the main text has a large right-hand pad to make room for the boxouts, everything becomes stretched out.’
- ‘I also appreciated the various boxouts containing workarounds, background information and tips not related directly to this particular program but important if you are working on a website.’
- ‘Right now I'm dealing with a boxout where the text will not break (i.e. respect the width of the boxout).’
- ‘As an introduction to the capabilities of the new document editor, he demonstrates how to create professional looking boxouts that provide variety and emphasis within a document.’
- ‘I add the final word count and a suggested boxout.’
- ‘There are also common ‘FYI’ boxouts - ‘For Your Information’ which usually point out information which is useful, but slightly offtopic.’
- ‘His questions are to the point, and boxouts are scattered through the book to help anyone unfamiliar with a writer's work understand the relevance of subjects raised, or just give some background information.’
- ‘I've added the boxout to the right of this paragraph to feature a related comment that doesn't really fit in the main body of the text.’
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.