Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to convey a fatalistic recognition that future events are out of the speaker's control.
- ‘The Britons, in contrast, appeared stoic, taking the mentality of que sera sera.’
- ‘My only purpose in life is to keep a running total of the lengths, and if I miss a few, que sera sera.’
- ‘It might have been better to wait until there was something resembling actual readable content, but que sera sera.’
- ‘My dogbox would not have looked like anyone else's, but then dog drivers are independent types anyway, so que sera sera.’
Spanish qué será será ‘what will be, will be’, popularized by the 1956 song ‘Que Sera, Sera’.
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.