Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘From her bruisingly confessional lyrics to her painfully honest outbursts in front of reporters and TV cameras, she has talked herself into trouble countless times with her reckless, wayward, mutinous mouth.’
- ‘Ferocious physicality and a bruisingly emotional script combine to make Tangled Feet's first offering, Still Painful, at the Pleasance Theatre, a completely voyeuristic immersion into other people's lives.’
- ‘But in the bruisingly fast world of battered global computer companies, a formidable weight rests on the slender shoulders of this 39-year-old.’
- ‘They will find themselves swiftly and bruisingly brought up against the limits of their own conditions, whatever those limits and conditions may be.’
- ‘The story of bachelor John Bosco McLane and his ambition to get a woman at all costs wowed US audiences, with the New York Times describing it as ‘fiercely serious and bruisingly hilarious‘.’
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.