Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make an audience laugh or applaud very enthusiastically:‘he could bring the house down with his dry humour’
- ‘You brought the house down and your testimony was direct and sincere.’
- ‘Each movement or action on the stage is so funny that they bring the house down.’
- ‘The drum solo was thunderous and brought the house down.’
- ‘Lucy's impromptu solos always brought the house down.’
- ‘Nonetheless, the group seems fit for bringing the house down on this late summer night in Seattle.’
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.