Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Advertising or publicity that discredits a competitor's product.
- ‘If you are expecting knocking copy about Radio Scotland, you won't get it from me,’ said Docherty.’
- ‘It's dead easy to write knocking copy as illustrated by his appallingly one-sided piece in the paper on December 31.’
- ‘In the UK no one did knocking copy until very recently.’
- ‘I can't imagine this type of knocking copy working particularly well, however.’
- ‘The knocking copy won't put him off, but it would be nice if politicians and even the Fourth Estate realised that what he can do for Scotland is more important than whether he scowled or even growled at a reporter.’
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.