Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A non-standard punctuation mark (‽) indicating a question expressed in an exclamatory manner, as in what are you doing‽.
- ‘I bellowed in a state of disbelief and incredulousness, as the use of an interrobang as punctuation so richly indicates.’
- ‘I should care so much less about baseball and not throw interrobangs around like so much confetti.’
- ‘Criminally, some typefaces don't even include the interrobang.’
- ‘Get this guy on your roster before I have to use another interrobang.’
- ‘We hesitated and then mouthed each other's names into the noisy carriage, a huge interrobang hanging over us both.’
- ‘There are many question marks and even an interrobang or two.’
- ‘Now, however, I feel that it is time for the interrobang to stage a dramatic return.’
- ‘The interrobang's ascent to glory could take some time.’
- ‘Punctuation tattoos are nothing new—interrobang, quotation marks, ampersand, and period have been around for a while now.’
- ‘Dropping an interrobang into a forthcoming album title could finally see him using his powers for good.’
- ‘Apparently the website doesn't recognize an interrobang.’
- ‘Did you note the interrobang in the title?’
- ‘He'd like to bring the interrobang into common usage.’
- ‘If you'd like to comment on something I post or have something to add, then just click the little interrobang after a post to leave your remarks.’
1960s: blend of interrogative or interrogation point and bang.
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.