Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘An effect of fluoride is that it causes brittleness, and it is interesting to note that the majority of dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste but do no support fluoridation of the water supply.’
- ‘An overdose can be harmful to bones and skin, causing weakness and brittleness, even leading to fatigue and vomiting.’
- ‘Add the rice and turn up the heat, stirring to coat the rice and prevent it from sticking, and cook until a nutty smell and slight brittleness tell you it's time to add the liquid (about five minutes).’
- ‘Ben Stiller is perfect as the tightly-wound Chas - finally a role in which his strange brittleness works for him instead of against.’
- ‘With this, there is nothing to worry about brittleness or breakability.’
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.