Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to express reflection, uncertainty, or hesitation:‘hmm, interesting idea’‘hmm, well I should probably get going’‘A coincidence? Hmm’
- ‘Hmm, let's see.’
- ‘Hmm, tough call.’
- ‘A small crease appears on his smooth forehead. 'Hmm'.’
- ‘Hmm, I wonder which one I prefer?’
- ‘Hmm ... how to start?’
- ‘I thought, "hmm, I'm not sure I'm cut out for this."’
- ‘Hmm, I wonder why they didn't stick with that name?’
- ‘Hmm, had I known this before, I might have taken it as an omen.’
- ‘Hmm, I think you're being a bit mean.’
- ‘Hmm, they look pretty nice, I suppose.’
- ‘Hmm, that's a good question.’
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.