Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In the end, though, it is attention to detail that keeps this good book from being great, that keeps it down among the brambly shadows of the scrub and canyons.’
- ‘Pointer-type breeds were partially docked for motility; some spaniels because brambly debris was too difficult to clean from the plumey fur.’
- ‘Eve's relationship with this man, her superior, is brambly and intriguing; she is unable to work him out.’
- ‘The five songs are brambly, muscular math-metal slabs, but listening to pre-recorded versions of them is like looking at graffiti in an art gallery.’
- ‘The family home was a large, ramshackle house with an untended and brambly garden.’
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.