Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Put great effort into achieving something:‘as soon as we finished I'd break my back to get home to her’
- ‘I have no desire to break my back on the wheels of capitalism, or prostrate myself before it.’
- ‘Ain't it good enough that I'm out here breaking my back for them?’
- ‘Yesterday, when I was being smeared and pelted with snow while breaking my back, my neighbor cleared his tiny, non corner walk in about 3 minutes and then went back inside.’
- ‘‘All it costs is €30 a month and you get staff who will break their back for you in terms of loyalty,’ he said.’
- ‘‘It really will not break your back if you smile around this place,’ Watts told the group.’
- ‘I break my back for pedagogy and love of my subject!’
- ‘We have more, varied, fresher and cheaper food than ever before - and nobody has to break their back on the land to get it to us.’
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.