Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- North American term for monkey tricks
- ‘Onto this stage is rolled a triangular cage for the important prison scenes, the widely spaced bars forming a jungle gym for the captives to perform their monkeyshines on.’
- ‘As its stands now, there's too much monkeyshines, and not enough pure monkey enjoyment to even care.’
- ‘The cinematic monkeyshines underscore the various triumphs and tribulations that derive from a lifetime in pursuit of physical pleasure alone.’
- ‘It seems they are permanently angry at each other for having extramarital monkeyshines.’
- ‘It turns out all the monkeyshines are some rich woman's fault.’
- ‘Once a school gets known for off-court monkeyshines and low academic standards, that reputation becomes a recruiting tool.’
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.