Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Press one's hands together with the fingers interlaced.‘he lay on his back with his hands clasped behind his head’
- ‘The principal clasped his hands together; he sat behind a mahogany desk in a swivel chair.’
- ‘She straightened and nodded, clasping her hands together behind her back.’
- ‘Then he clasped his hands together and continued.’
- ‘Dapper in grey pinstripes, the only one of those assembled sporting anything like a tan, he clasps his hands together.’
- ‘Eventually we were saved by Bill, who walked in and clasped his hands together, in readiness for his announcement.’
- ‘David clasped his hands together and smiled piously.’
- ‘She clasped her hands together under her chin and leaned forward through the rising steam of her coffee.’
- ‘He got down beside me, clasping his hands together behind his neck.’
- ‘She shifted her weight back and forth clasping her hands together behind her back.’
- ‘Elizabeth clasped her hands together behind her back and walked in a full circle around the buggy, looking it up and down from all angles before she answered.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.