Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The sky is broodingly grey over the humid downs of the Barkly Tableland as a mob of well-fed white Brahman cows and calves quietly shift across the green expanse.’
- ‘And lamenting the far away, almost invisible picture of the broodingly handsome Jeff Buckley when you search for him.’
- ‘His subsequent solo output has been marked by restraint, with broodingly elegiac melodies underpinning a more shaded, if still downbeat, lyrical outlook.’
- ‘Just imagine our heroine looking broodingly over an urban wasteland and trying to articulate the pressure of living up to the Big Mags legend.’
- ‘Rogozhin's eyes never leave Myshkin: he is broodingly jealous of the prince.’
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.