Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It's better than weight training, because it lengthens your muscles rather than making them bulgy.’
- ‘Strolling among holiday-makers in the streets of the Zillertal's little capital town of Mayrhofen on my first evening, I had seen plenty of bulgy bottoms and middle-aged sags.’
- ‘The lobby has bulgy sofas and an open wood fire; you can eat your tea and scones here, or in the equally cosy sitting room.’
- ‘The astronauts end up with bulgy faces, sinus congestion, and a lot of edema in the upper body.’
- ‘The characteristically bulgy, Frank Gehry designed building has been plagued by cost overruns and schedule slips.’
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.