Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Something of small or modest proportions may grow into something very large or impressive.
- ‘His life is true to the saying ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow.’’
- ‘‘Great oaks from little acorns grow,’ said Myron, the Chamber's vice president for Asia, ‘and the business community hopes more countries will join in.’’
- ‘‘Great oaks from little acorns grow’ is an adage that is useful in looking at the unqualified success realized in the Portage County, Ohio, horticultural therapy program.’
- ‘Isn't it amazing how great oaks from little acorns grow.’
- ‘Just as great oaks from little acorns grow, great-group goings-on emerge from small stories of selfish citizens.’
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.