Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
adverb & preposition
- archaic or literary term of over
- ‘My breath would grow short, and I shivered all o'er.’
- ‘How can Santa visit, when there's no roof o'er your head?’
- ‘I shall return at night, and ‘with love's light wings… o'er perch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out.’’
- ‘The way the adjective signals terror of the noun, adornment terror of the body: in words, like weeds, I'll wrap you o'er.’
- ‘The letterbox was brimming o'er when we arrived home this eve.’
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.