Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attract a great deal of attention by trying to impress others.
- ‘So, when you think about, it really cuts a wide swathe of people.’
- ‘After cutting a wide swath through dance music's hardest-hitting genres, Jackal & Hyde had such an itch to succeed that the duo plunged ahead and created its own brand of block-rocking sound.’
- ‘The public personas of some writers cut a wide swath through the publishing world.’
- ‘This area will cut a wide swathe along largely low-lying land from the Route K roundabout to behind Tauriko township.’
- ‘Now soy devotees are making more health claims - not approved by a government agency but based on dozens of scientific studies - that soy cuts a wide swath of health benefits flint shouldn't be ignored.’
- ‘His repertoire cuts a wide swath, from low key ‘still waters’ styles to edgy creations with unmistakable attitude.’
- ‘While focusing on a narrowly defined data set, he manages to produce a volume that cuts a wide swath through the history of the motion picture industry.’
- ‘Tavisome and Brodde in front of me have spread out to nearly a sword's length apart, and are cutting a wide swath through the enemy.’
- ‘Blockhead's instrumentals cut a wide swath away from his other contemporaries.’
- ‘While they can't be used when you're standing or running, once they've been set in place, they can cut a wide swath across a battlefield with the high rate of fire.’
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.