Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a demanding situation) test someone's ability to face difficulties.‘there were regular public meetings where local MPs were put on their mettle and remorselessly pilloried’
- ‘Coventry's opening was brisk and sufficiently to the point to put Tottenham on their mettle.’
- ‘This way of thinking was made explicit only when critics such as Vincenzo Borghini were put on their mettle to defend the Baptistery's antiquity.’
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.