Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In the 1950s, he brashly challenged psychologist B. F. Skinner's theory of language as a learned skill, acquired by children in a process of reward and punishment.’
- ‘It was a few years later that the decorated building made a last brave stand, Art Deco's Egyptian colonnades and Moderne sunbursts sparkling brashly among dimmer stripped-classical and early modern façades.’
- ‘The ‘long-tail effect’, currently making waves from broadcasting to bookselling, is one of those suddenly ubiquitous notions brashly promising a revolution in consumer capitalism.’
- ‘The overall result, to put it rather brashly in terms of the bottom line, is that South African taxpayers are getting more for their money, of the sort of applied social research that the country's development needs.’
- ‘These guys have studied every clichéd turn of phrase, whiny affectation and hairdo, and the brashly '80s programming doesn't shuffle the deck enough to hide their derived, contrived strategy.’
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.