Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Insert a remark smoothly or adroitly into a conversation:‘she slipped in a question about the length of time he'd been working on the assignment’
- ‘Not that he is going to let slip any details in this interview.’
- ‘And then, they slipped the question in, subtly, under my defenses.’
- ‘The way she says them aren't really like accusations, but more like… casual questions, as if she's slipping them in like it's just a part of every day conversation when we both know that this is really serious stuff.’
- ‘Just slip an invitation in to the conversation like that.’
- ‘Get your interviewee relaxed and then slip the difficult questions in when you are both comfortable.’
- ‘You defend yourself, then slip an accusation in under the table.’
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.