Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘And, anticipating the defection of the supposed hero to the dark side, there is a preponderance of broodily low-key numbers.’
- ‘When asked when that might be, Tomislav stares broodily into the distance.’
- ‘He had been lying on his bed, staring broodily up at the ceiling when Sarah burst through the door with an energy he had never seen her posses before.’
- ‘Kate found him in Longmann's Castle, staring very broodily out into Mindoro Bay.’
- ‘Jake remained across the room at his desk, looking broodily down at the open journal instead of up at his stepfather.’
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.