Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Disguise one's true nature or intentions.‘he felt the waiters could see that in his cashmere tweed jacket he is sailing under false colours’
- ‘I commented upon the fact that you are not Irish and as such are sailing under false colours.’
- ‘So he's sailing under false colours - he's a theologian, not a sociologist.’
- ‘Their feeling of connectedness was so strong that Mimi felt an urge to tell her new friend that she too was sailing under false colours, but she feared to reveal this fact so early in their acquaintance.’
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.