Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in science fiction) an alien mineral with the property of depriving Superman of his powers.figurative ‘a cotton pillowcase is kryptonite to your hair’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘Remember when polystyrene foam was environmental kryptonite?’
- ‘Did the Raiders uncover Pennington's kryptonite?’
- ‘But it's the snacking, even on so-called ‘healthy foods,’ in between meals that's my 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.