Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make an agreement.‘he had gone to the board of directors with his new robot design and cut a deal’
- ‘All sides are trying to cut a deal.’
- ‘Two sides have cut a deal to attack and destroy the third.’
- ‘Rock band U2 has cut a deal with Apple Computer to sell custom iPods promoting the band's forthcoming album.’
- ‘A lot of the time the lawyers have to cut a deal because their evidence isn't good enough or can't be admitted for some seemingly spurious legal reason.’
- ‘Dialogue with both countries to cut a deal will commence in secret (although what this will accomplish is still unknown).’
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.