Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
with direct speech Interrupt in a conversation or discussion.‘‘But you're a sybarite, Roger,’ put in Isobel’
- ‘‘Yes,’ put in Amanda, ‘the Bible says it's good to have a merry heart.’’
- ‘‘I've got a bit of a cold,’ she put in, wiping her nose.’
- ‘‘Hey, I'm paying my half of the rent,’ he put in.’
- ‘‘Besides,’ put in Doris, ‘we have a number of nieces your age.’’
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.