Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information:‘the budget process is an exercise in smoke and mirrors’
- ‘Would you believe that all this ‘informed’ blather is just smoke and mirrors?’
- ‘And I think what's going on here is smoke and mirrors and not science.’
- ‘Maybe no one would quite believe that he had no designs on the top job, but politics is all smoke and mirrors.’
- ‘The truth here is not even obscured with the usual smoke and mirrors.’
- ‘Major accounting firms were all too happy to be deceived by corporate smoke and mirrors, as long as they got lucrative consulting contracts.’
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.