Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
I am unable to do it.
- ‘I've tried to compromise with him, but no can do, he loves his mommy too much.’
- ‘Sorry, no can do, they're contaminated with asbestos.’
- ‘‘Sorry, no can do,’ I laughed cheerfully, grabbing his arm and pulling him to his feet before he had a chance to protest.’
- ‘Sorry, but no can do, you've seen us, it's not safe for either of us to part company.’
- ‘‘He told me to let go, and I said, ‘Sorry, kid, no can do.’’
- ‘‘Hmm… tempting, very tempting,’ Pearl mocked, ‘but no can do.’’
- ‘Oh, no can do, sweetheart, I'm booked up until - let's see - next Tuesday.’
- ‘Soon I have a crowd forming, and people jumping onto the other set of pads to try to beat me… but no can do, I am invincible!’
- ‘‘Sorry missy, no can do, go home,’ he said pointing at the elevator.’
- ‘Ooh, Thursday, no can do, mom's home tonight and Bruce is making dinner.’
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.