Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A course of action followed as a last resort.
- ‘They called foreign commerce only a pis aller.’
- ‘That may be permissible in the aftermath of a disaster or in a conflict situation as pis aller but the sooner the armed forces are put behind barracks the better it is for any society.’
French, from pis ‘worse’ + aller ‘go’.
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.