Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Excluding those who are here now:‘he's the hardest bargainer in the business, present company excepted of course’
- ‘He is a really smart guy, he's been managing editor of ‘The New York Times’ and he has been writing I would say the best column in American journalism over the past two years, present company excepted.’
- ‘I'm the best thing this Department ever had, present company excepted.’
- ‘Well, frankly, present company excepted, Mike and Jenny are the only Christians I ever met who behaved at all like what I've heard of Christ.’
- ‘Everybody I know is dead now, present company excepted.’
- ‘Well, I think we do know that the television media - present company excepted of course - have not been giving him a very good break.’
- ‘Present company excepted, I think it's just an excuse for the vain and shallow to fill their otherwise empty leisure time.’
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.