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 ... how to start?’
- ‘Hmm, tough call.’
- ‘Hmm, let's see.’
- ‘Hmm, had I known this before, I might have taken it as an omen.’
- ‘Hmm, I wonder why they didn't stick with that name?’
- ‘Hmm, they look pretty nice, I suppose.’
- ‘I thought, "hmm, I'm not sure I'm cut out for this."’
- ‘Hmm, I think you're being a bit mean.’
- ‘Hmm, that's a good question.’
- ‘Hmm, I wonder which one I prefer?’
- ‘A small crease appears on his smooth forehead. 'Hmm'.’
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.