Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spoilsport or killjoy:‘it's hard not to feel like a bit of a Grinch criticizing the importance of 'zine culture’
- ‘Not to be a Grinch, but there is one historical trend that could bring the holiday blues to all but one candidate.’
- ‘I don't mean to sound like a Grinch, but that's just the way it is.’
- ‘The anti-religion Grinches are out in full force this Christmas season.’
- ‘Ironically, even the Grinches among us are a targeted market during the holidays.’
- ‘Well, I may have had a lot of Grinches to contend with this year, but that doesn't mean I've lost my belief in Santa Claus!’
- ‘If you want to avoid receiving gifts all together, I'm afraid there's no polite way to do that without seeming the Grinch.’
1970s: the name of a character in the children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr Seuss.
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.