Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Prevent someone from hitting the ground heavily after a fall:‘Adam caught hold of his son and broke his fall’
- ‘Her involuntary reflexes kicked in, and she threw out her arms, managing to break his fall.’
- ‘Luckily, I managed to get my hands out in front of me in an effort to break my fall.’
- ‘She fell 11,000 ft and survived with a fractured pelvis and a few bruises after power lines broke her fall.’
- ‘So far as we could tell, he wore no wire to break his fall.’
- ‘He pulled the cords of the pack down to position himself underneath her so his body would break her fall.’
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.