Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Outdo another person, especially in an argument:‘politicians are always sniping at one another to score party points’‘the participants seemed more eager to score points off one another than to explain the social phenomena under investigation’
Deliberately make oneself appear superior to someone else by making clever remarks:‘she was constantly trying to think of ways to score points off him’
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.