Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘On my first return the doctor was late again, but the receptionist brusquely ordered me to go to the x-ray department for a ‘control picture’.’
- ‘I grab the letter from her hand, a little more brusquely than necessary.’
- ‘At the beginning of the show, the dancers approached the audience with tape recorders and brusquely asked us to give our names.’
- ‘I therefore reply, briefly and brusquely, that I am not interested, and ring off.’
- ‘Questions about his place in history were turned away, sometimes deftly, sometimes brusquely, at an otherwise tedious luncheon at the official Writers' Club.’
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.