Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The trio exited the station into the crisp briskness of the winter afternoon and hurried for the carriage.’
- ‘He ushered them all into the stagecoach with a briskness that somewhat annoyed Tabitha.’
- ‘He retains much of the briskness and forthrightness of his early naval career.’
- ‘It was pretty hot out, a change from the briskness of the past few days.’
- ‘The story unfolds with unaccustomed briskness, and the period setting seems exactly right.’
- ‘There's a chill in the night air, and a certain briskness to the mornings.’
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.