Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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- ‘‘Today we were magnificent,’ said O'Neill. somewhat gilding the lily.’
- ‘It is not necessary to gild the lily by over ornate presentation.’
- ‘But I'm not gilding the lily, I truly thought it was impossible, and I refused to address myself emotionally.’
- ‘They believe they are right, and have never gilded the lily.’
- ‘I will not gild the lily; I will say exactly what happened.’
- ‘But all of them simply gild the lily.’
- ‘I feel that commenting on this response would be gilding the lily.’
- ‘I like his playing, and he is a fine musician, but sometimes it feels like he is gilding the lily in these performances.’
- ‘If you want to gild the lily, scatter over grated cheddar cheese and return to oven until oozy and golden brown.’
- ‘Yes, the producers gild the lily when they claim to be ‘now, for the first time’ revealing things about the five leaders being examined.’
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.