Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a person) old or mature in certain respects without having developed fully in others:‘force-ripe young girls standing in groups’
- ‘No wonder we are forced today to come to terms with ‘force-ripe’ people which in the past was an exception rather than the rule.’
By association with a fruit that has ripened by forcing.
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.