Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A blow:‘I hit her such a fourpenny one that I sent her flying’
- ‘I had this vision of the two locked together and the woodpecker giving him a set of fourpenny ones on the nose with that mighty bill of his.’
- ‘Just don't ask us what the title means, or we'll catch you a fourpenny one with our cockroach - sorry, we mean typewriter.’
- ‘It shot the pictures off the wall, the blankets off the bed, and managed to give Mike a couple of fourpenny ones as well.’
- ‘Political attacks rev up as elections near, and for politicians the impact of fourpenny ones can sometimes trigger a heart attack.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.