Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Begin doing something vigorously:‘she set to with bleach and scouring pads to render the vases spotless’
- ‘He exits the room, locking it behind him, and sets to find Basil's things so he can burn them.’
- ‘Assuming her son killed him after a fight, she quickly sets to the task of covering up the murder to protect her son.’
- ‘He bows good bye and sets to climb down the mountain side.’
- ‘Later, once I'm fully dressed, I spy on him from the living room, as he dons an apron and sets to the task of dishwashing.’
2(of a dancer) acknowledge another dancer, typically one's partner, using the steps prescribed:‘the gentleman sets to and turns with the lady on his left hand’
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.