Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill:‘she's a muggle: no IT background, understanding, or aptitude at all’
- ‘A neat spin on the driving test we muggles take as we ‘come of age’.’
- ‘This is absolutely typical of the tourist authorities, who are behaving like a bunch of muggles.’
1990s: from mug + -le; used in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling to mean ‘a person without magical powers’.
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.