Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of the sky) dark and threatening.‘a day of louring cloud’
- ‘The late watercolour of Stonehenge, with a louring sky relieved by a double rainbow, is one of his most dramatic illustrations of this idea.’
- ‘A breeze touched the white stone like a blind man finding his way and the lowering sky began to shift.’
- ‘At William Henry Harrison's March inauguration in 1841, he stepped to the podium without hat or overcoat, under a louring sky, his trouserlegs flapping in the bitter wind, and delivered the longest address on record.’
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.