Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having an emotionally or spiritually uplifting effect:‘meeting these people was a life-affirming experience’
- ‘This is hardly a life-affirming story in the ordinary sense of the term, but it does affirm something more important than life: the truth of the heart when it aspires to a happiness absolutely pure.’
- ‘He's not grappling with issues of post-human technology, but his novels are profoundly life-affirming, especially as he grapples with issues of aging and disease.’
- ‘The feast is an annual event that brings together hundreds of vegetarians and non-vegetarians to enjoy life-affirming food in a wonderful social setting.’
- ‘If God directs us to ‘choose life,’ that implies that there is always a life-affirming option to choose.’
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.