Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Confine in or as in a cage:‘two little canary birds were encaged in her window’
- ‘The woman, like her alienated and encaged heart, is restricted.’
- ‘The medical center was encaged in a barbed-wire fence that I felt sure was also electric.’
- ‘His round hairless face encages an assortment of features that prowl across the surface, searching for means of escape.’
- ‘Instead of encaging animals for profit, commerce should be financially supporting breeding programmes of animals in the wild, many of which are becoming rapidly extinct.’
- ‘The first sees that the second has a large crate he's carrying around with him, so he inquires whether some sort of animal is encaged within it.’
- ‘I thought surely that now I am eighteen you would let me make my own decisions, but no you encaged me even more, if that is possible.’
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.