Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Beneath all his stubborn brusqueness, he was a solid friend and a loving father and husband.’
- ‘He looked taken aback by my brusqueness, but quickly shrugged it off.’
- ‘The default mode of interaction with strangers often seems to be brusqueness to the point of derision.’
- ‘Like many shy people, her timidity at first masquerades as brusqueness - though not, according to old friends, as much as it used to.’
- ‘She attempted to bridge the gulf that her brusqueness had created and offered my friend a cigarette.’
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.