Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attach the blame for something to (someone):‘it is unfair to hang the loss on Williams’
- ‘But this conspiracy mongering didn't stick - there were no easy targets to hang the blame on this time.’
- ‘I think his Party's treatment of him was despicable and if the leader of the party intends to hang the defeat on him that will be more despicable.’
- ‘I am not hanging the blame for the disease on anyone at all.’
- ‘What he refused to do was hang the blame on any one individual.’
- ‘He shielded himself with his players' youth and inexperience - he hung the loss squarely on them.’
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.