Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Write in a wistfully mournful way.‘but none, elegized the press, could take his place’
- ‘Years afterward he would elegize the obsolescence of the aircraft.’
- ‘A European-American habit of history is to destroy things and then to elegize them, like the memorial to the last passenger pigeon.’
- ‘Berryman is therefore appealed to as the figure whose achievements in elegising his fellow American poets provide both model and reproof to his counterparts in Australia.’
- ‘But is it possible to elegize the Gutenberg Age even as we blast into the Gutenberg Galaxy?’
- ‘Her son, Major Robert Gregory, he elegized as embodiment of the artist as man of action.’
- ‘Aerial shots of suburban homes and snow-tired pickups paid for with postwar Spam elegize what's soon to be lost.’
- ‘People have sometimes read its black forms as icons for the penis and testicles of a bull, and, thus, the work as elegizing the loss of virility.’
- ‘He makes veiled allusions to Christianity as well as to Chaldaean theurgy, and elegizes over the silence of the oracles.’
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.