Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of poor quality and little value:‘rubbishy reality TV shows’
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- ‘If they published a rubbishy book, I'd tell you.’
- ‘For years, the argument runs, anonymity has actually been the way to get self-serving or rubbishy stories into a self-serving and increasingly rubbishy media.’
- ‘More often than not, their current albums are a bit rubbishy.’
- ‘I remember thinking the plot was sentimental, rubbishy pap.’
- ‘If the industry wants to churn out tons of rubbishy viral ads, it's not going to be worth their while, because they're just not going to be seen.’
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.