Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of popular music originating in the rural southern US. It is a mixture of ballads and dance tunes played characteristically on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and pedal steel guitar.Also called country and western
- ‘As such, it provides a veritable goldmine for any fan of country music or those who have missed out on the early years of a favourite artist.’
- ‘And it is a faultless performance from one of the most important bands in country music to emerge in the last ten years.’
- ‘I also thought it might be funny to show that anything can be turned into country music.’
- ‘The Irish are surrounded by country music because we practically invented the genre.’
- ‘This was a reminder of what country music should be: something primal.’
- ‘The band make loud, dark, oddly country music that suits the oppressive venue to a tee.’
- ‘This is gleefully subversive country music for people who think they hate country music.’
- ‘On Tuesday he will present a night of country music and blues, playing slide guitar and stomp box.’
- ‘At home, country music is very popular and a lot of artists do very well.’
- ‘That actually gave me a nice opportunity to discuss the origins of country music.’
- ‘No, the beauty of country music lies in its ability to ring with tales of another world.’
- ‘Tony at this time played with several well known country music bands on the dance circuit in Ireland.’
- ‘So we thought, well let's go with country music, nobody else in town plays country music.’
- ‘After broken hearts, geography is country music's biggest fascination.’
- ‘But you have to understand that in Ireland, you're surrounded by country music.’
- ‘In the case of alternative country music the vox populi is more subtle, but no less potent.’
- ‘Your look and sound are somewhat of a throwback to traditional country music.’
- ‘I was never crazy about country music, but there was a lot of it in west Texas.’
- ‘I have to say that I don't think that Irish country music needs any re-igniting at the moment.’
- ‘She's no less quick to disparage the idea that she might possibly get into country music.’
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.