Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The former, who showed no mercy to those who were physically less endowed than them, sowed the seeds of injustice and naked brutishness that stalk the country today.’
- ‘They despair of the moral decline and the ugly brutishness that characterise much of urban Britain.’
- ‘It's a word which shows a feeble mind and a tendency to brutishness.’
- ‘Killigrew's original play aimed to demonstrate the brutishness of the British Cavaliers as they stormed through other countries and left paths of ruined women in the wake.’
- ‘My son would like to join the army, but he is understandably concerned about being exposed to such brutishness.’
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.