Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piece of bent wire or plastic used for holding several sheets of paper together.
- ‘I put down the big blue pencil, tidied up the last pile of now really, truly tatty papers, stuck a paper clip on it and consigned it to the stack.’
- ‘You can use a complicated clamp to hold a few sheets of paper, but a paper clip is a much more elegant device for such a purpose.’
- ‘My producer reached into his desk drawer and pulled out a few pieces of paper held together with a paper clip.’
- ‘On the coffee table at his side was a stack of papers held together with a large paper clip.’
- ‘Do not staple or otherwise bind your manuscript; a paper clip will suffice.’
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.