Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Congratulations:[as exclamation] ‘congrats on your exams, Cal!’
- ‘And, additional congrats to Frank, who has collected the history of gay DC for an upcoming book.’
- ‘If anyone else has read this far down the blog, congrats.’
- ‘Hey, congrats on being number one again - and welcome to your new digs.’
- ‘I have some blog catching up to do so this post was just supposed to be a quickie to say congrats to my getting-older-by-the-minute daughter.’
- ‘Best wishes and congrats go to the happy couple.’
- ‘I don't know how he pulled it off, but congrats to his campaign crew.’
- ‘Thank you so much for your congrats and well wishes.’
- ‘You may be too humble to post this, but congrats!’
- ‘Tom, congrats on a very well thought out post here.’
- ‘By the way, congrats to Dale and Heather on their new tyke!’
- ‘And while I am at it, I just thought I should say congrats to Meg for both a highly successful redesign and having an incredibly cool web savvy mother.’
- ‘But congrats on a decent hall (type thing) of residence, just cross your fingers and hope the bed isn't lumpy!’
- ‘Anyway, congrats to him, he did his best and he did Jamaica proud!’
- ‘But, of the political blogs, I can't argue with any of the winners: congrats, and keep up the good work!’
- ‘Heartiest congrats to Ellie on another special day.’
- ‘And while we're on the subject of driving, congrats to everyone who enjoyed a beer, but didn't drive after the Lismore races last Thursday.’
- ‘Dave, congrats on the first joke on this comment board.’
- ‘Sara joined the party around nine, to cheers and smiles; another round of baby congrats.’
- ‘Jim was vague about who was going to buy it, but congrats!’
- ‘Give her congrats for winning that all-state spelling bee.’
Late 19th century: abbreviation.
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.