Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Undo the invention of:‘you can't disinvent nuclear power’
- ‘The problem is to be a thinking thing; the solution is to revert to a prethinking state, and even - in the most extreme voices in his fiction - to disinvent humanity itself.’
- ‘Some argue that this is a fantasy because nuclear weapons, and chemical and biological weapons, cannot be disinvented.’
- ‘If I could disinvent alcohol and cannabis, I'd be tempted to do it.’
- ‘The Siberians' survival as a nation, despite Communist rule and immigration, demonstrates ‘how hard it is to disinvent nationalities’.’
- ‘Could Sydney - one of the great cosmopolitan cities of the world - really be disinvented in the name of progress?’
- ‘There is no way that what has been invented can be disinvented.’
- ‘Participants were asked which innovation they'd most like to disinvent.’
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.