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- ‘The ‘motor hotel’ was a new concept at the time; you could drive to the door of your room.’
- ‘The Opposition Leader has used the motor inn on at least six occasions in the past 18 months - including as recently as a month ago.’
- ‘He said the new fee schedule was at odds with the previous policy of attracting hotels, motor inns and motels to the area.’
- ‘Cheaper rooms are available in the adjacent motor inn.’
- ‘Her work overall is a scrapbookish inventory of the set design of backwater urban and suburban America: empty parking lots, check-cashing joints, thrift stores and pawn shops, industrial parks, motor hotels and auto-body repair shops.’
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.