Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Say something suddenly:[with direct speech] ‘‘I'll go,’ I piped up’
- ‘You're just a few miles into a gruelling car journey and a little voice pipes up: ‘Are we nearly there yet?’’
- ‘‘I've been misquoted on this,’ she pipes up, clearly anxious to set the record straight.’
- ‘On the change in attitude on the doorstep, another volunteer pipes up: ‘There's no hostility or abuse this time.’’
- ‘Then Dad's work colleague, Martin, suddenly pipes up, ‘I hear you're following in Geoff's footsteps?’’
- ‘‘This just shows his personal agenda,’ Josh pipes up.’
- ‘‘Excuse me,’ Teddy piped up suddenly from the backseat.’
- ‘‘You'll adore the cottage,’ George pipes up suddenly.’
- ‘Somebody else pipes up, ‘How about a cocktail party?’’
- ‘A voice behind us in the security area pipes up, in a somewhat peeved tone, ‘It may as well be authentic - it's 200 years old!’’
- ‘Nicole piped up cheerfully, ‘Besides, I doubt we'll be here forever!’’
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.