Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Unable to hear or understand clearly.
- ‘This is exacerbated by the actors' cloth-eared delivery - stresses invariably in the wrong places render potentially hilarious lines peculiar and baroque.’
- ‘Only the churlish or cloth-eared could deny this music's uplifting qualities.’
- ‘He didn't make that mistake because he's stupid, or cloth-eared.’
- ‘He, being a cloth-eared idiot, always assumed that Norm was American.’
- ‘Even the cloth-eared Alf picks up on the situation.’
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.