Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Act so that the least harmful of possible mistakes or errors is the most likely to occur:‘last year's boom was the result of a miscalculation, which erred on the right side’
- ‘The star rarely eats in, but when she does, she errs on the right side of healthy’
- ‘His playing is assured, his lyrics err just on the right side of ‘sensitive’ and his voice is an emotive tool.’
- ‘I think I shall err on the right side in attaching even greater weight than he.’
- ‘The film's magical, mythic undertones are combined with a gritty, sparse realism that means things always err on the right side of sentiment.’
- ‘He said a few people in the town felt the Government probably erred on the right side, but the majority were disappointed.’
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.