Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person or thing that is beyond hope.
- ‘I hear the Chicago accent, and I am a gone goose.’
- ‘We have to save the boys, but I have a sneaky suspicion that if we turn this over to dear sweet Mama S., we're all gone gooses anyway.’
- ‘Then a few days go by, and nothing is heard of her, and people begin going around saying no run of luck lasts for ever, and she is a gone goose.’
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.