Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In an isolated or exposed position:‘the liner was stuck there like a shag on a rock’
- ‘While the traditional pathways for the Australian Derby are still in place, the jewel in the crown has been left like a shag on a rock.’
- ‘Although a proud Australian, he says he could not go back there to live because he'd be as "conspicuous as a shag on a rock".’
- ‘He looked like a shag on a rock and the whole show was an insult to the grand finalists, sponsors and the game.’
- ‘The liner Wanganella was stuck there like a shag on a rock until it was refloated off and away to become a hostel ship for workers.’
- ‘If Labor ditches the free trade agreement he will be left like a shag on a rock.’
- ‘The reporter stands there with this air of authority but it just makes them look like shags on a rock trying to sell yesterdays news.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.