Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
More options or resources than one knows what to do with:‘he had presented us with an embarras de richesses of history and culture’
- ‘He will be far more likely to suffer from an embarras du richesses.’
- ‘France suffers from an embarras de richesses when it comes to such villages - so I let a poet do my picking.’
- ‘This award - one of the few which your diarist is pleased to endorse - is in recognition of the most spectacularly inaccurate political reporting of the past year, for which there was - as ever - an embarras de richesses.’
French, embarrassment of riches (or choice).
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.