Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A place or situation of no significance, promise, or interest:‘an unhappy girl stuck in industrial Nowheresville, UK’
- ‘When he arrives at the nowheresville cafe where Jade is waitressing, our anti-heroine is intrigued.’
- ‘In those days, long before comic shops were conceivable, especially in the nowheresville, Leicestershire where I lived, American comics were as rare and sporadic a presence as nylons in wartime.’
- ‘After Erica and her family moved to the nowheresville of Hallenburg, New Hampshire when Erica was twelve they decided to enroll her into Franklin Kastler Academy.’
- ‘The soundtrack to Rachel Lowe's video piece is more restrained - on two screens side by side we watch a woman smoke fags and drink coffee, and hear the fuzzy hubbub of the nowheresville shopping mall she's in.’
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.