Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It is a branchy, brushy, rooty tree, without leaves.’
- ‘I began raking up the leaves and branches I'd trimmed, and clearing out a lot of debris that had collected in and around the branchy bush.’
- ‘Making his way back to the dinghy he took off his jacket and boots, shirt and trousers, stowed them in the dinghy, went down to the waterline where a small, branchy dead tree lay and heaved and shoved it out into the water.’
- ‘The brain, at least from afar, looks like a plate of macaroni, its branchy veins rivers of red pepper sauce.’
- ‘The Russian network of modern New York is as thick and branchy as a Siberian fir-tree.’
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.