Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] (in science fiction) an alien mineral with the property of depriving Superman of his powers:figurative ‘girls of her sort are kryptonite to the developing hearts of adolescent boys’
- ‘But it's the snacking, even on so-called ‘healthy foods,’ in between meals that's my kryptonite.’
- ‘‘It's kryptonite for both sides,’ one travelling official said, and in a exquisitely poised contest like this, neither wants to risk disaster.’
- ‘These things are like kryptonite to terrorists.’
- ‘Did the Raiders uncover Pennington's kryptonite?’
- ‘Remember when polystyrene foam was environmental kryptonite?’
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.