Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Act more politely:‘from the fact that I wasn't instantly told to mend my manners, I knew she felt guilty’
- ‘His friends in Philadelphia, Adams told his wife,’ send me kind messages to inform me that unless I mend my manners, I shall never be President.’
- ‘I told him I'd leave him if he didn't mend his manners, and he wouldn't; so I left him.’
- ‘The naughty pair have been banished to the nursery to learn a Bible verse for repentance, and Tabby to the cellar to mend her manners.’
- ‘He went to Rome to atone but did not mend his manners.’
- ‘If he would mend his manners the man would soon understand him and reform his own.’
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.