Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In large numbers or amounts:‘auto companies are hiring by the gross’
- ‘Before you start buying chicken breasts by the gross, here are a few things to consider about eating extra protein.’
- ‘In 1982 I dare say I bought packets of chemical slug pellets by the gross.’
- ‘Still, unrequited love is on sale cheap, by the gross.’
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.