Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A television set:‘mindless watching of the goggle-box’
- ‘You think that sounds too dull to ever make it onto the goggle-box?’
- ‘It continues to run on the goggle-box and now has transmuted into a stage show.’
- ‘It will get you out of the living room and away from the goggle-box to see some spectacular big-screen entertainment which will remind you that spectacle isn't everything.’
- ‘Hitchcock explains his love/hate for the goggle-box in much the same way that Elvis Costello once did for radio.’
- ‘How could anyone have watched this complex sport of tennis without the authoritative tones booming from the goggle-box: ‘what a forehand’.’
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.