Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The condition of being far off; distance or remoteness.‘across the Monmouthshire lowlands and into the farness of the mountains’
- ‘A notion of nearness and farness imposes locality, and that in turn imposes neighborhoods.’
- ‘I cannot judge the farness of the house from the street.’
- ‘A major message of any representational photograph is its nearness or farness from the viewer in time.’
- ‘In this magical moment, as the ink black sky was dominated by stellar diadems, as the Little Bear twinkled knowingly in the seemingly close farness of celestial majesty, everything made sense.’
- ‘If I look from a mountain, the things seen are vast in height and breadth, in proportion to the farness of the horizon.’
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.