Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Said on being introduced to someone.‘‘This is my wife.’ ‘Pleased to meet you.’’
- ‘Look, I'm pleased to meet you and all that, but you didn't answer my question.’
- ‘And Lawrence Zeiger said, I'm pleased to meet you.’
- ‘She said, ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Raines.’’
- ‘Thank you Samantha and pleased to meet you too.’
- ‘Her voice was warm and welcoming, despite her earlier misgivings: ‘We're pleased to meet you, Professor.’’
- ‘Brian immediately turned and politely introduced himself: ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Kirby.’’
- ‘He paid for the coffee and said pleased to meet you and was talking to himself on the way out.’
- ‘I apologize for my error, Mrs. Johnson, and I am very pleased to meet you.’
- ‘I wanted to say ‘I'm pleased to meet you, I'm from England, where are you from?’’
- ‘I'm very pleased to meet you at last, after all the wonderful things I've heard about you from your father.’
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.