Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Dirty and unpleasant:‘a scuzzy flat’‘scuzzy sheets’
- ‘Shuffling past security in our scuzzy T-shirts and jeans, the officious receptionist tuts at us.’
- ‘You can find apartments at these rates but they can be pretty scuzzy ones.’
- ‘And that terrible scuzzy black floor they seem not to mind.’
- ‘It's just a scuzzy tabloid jumping on the bandwagon.’
- ‘Instead I'll be haunted by guilt and a scuzzy feeling every single day I work.’
- ‘We move across a south-LA landscape of scuzzy bars, skanky hookers and corrupt cops - which the duo treat as their private playground.’
- ‘He totally rammed that down his partner's throat, dragging him against his very clearly stated wishes into scuzzy, illegal activity.’
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.