Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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- ‘If you were in a room with me and Jake and one of us broke wind, would you know which one it was?’
- ‘What's the correct, polite thing to do when someone breaks wind in your presence?’
- ‘It's the first ever study to suggest fish communicate by breaking wind.’
- ‘It is like being invited to someone's dinner party, insulting the chef, spitting on the floor, breaking wind loudly and then apologising.’
- ‘A vaccine that prevents sheep from breaking wind has been developed by Australian scientists in an attempt to reduce global warming.’
- ‘On one occasion he broke wind at the venue then turned around to ask the audience, ‘Who did that?’’
- ‘The mother of a 13-year-old boy yesterday said he was suspended from school for two days simply because he broke wind in a classroom.’
- ‘A Swedish man has been awarded nearly £60,000 compensation after he was sacked for telling off a colleague for breaking wind.’
- ‘Some scientists think cows breaking wind are more harmful than the greenhouse gases produced from our motor vehicles.’
- ‘A slight, sickly child, he grew increasingly odd and eccentric, throwing tantrums, fussing about and repeatedly breaking wind.’
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.