Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An interesting subject for debate, especially one which is not essential to the matter under discussion.
- ‘These are not dry statistics or theoretical debating points.’
- ‘The idea is to foster discussion among colleagues with different points of view - not to win debating points with clever put-downs.’
- ‘Since changes in the rights of a defendant to trial by jury could only by authorised by Parliament this proposal is more a debating point than a practical suggestion.’
- ‘Grow up, you are no longer playing student politics and scoring debating points; go and talk to some real people and offer a real alternative.’
- ‘Accusing anyone who points to European models of wanting ‘privatisation’ might score some cheap debating points, but it's nonsense.’
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.