Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[as submodifier] Used for emphasis:‘a socking great diamond’
- ‘For socking great nosefuls of scent, plant Albertine, a lovely, vigorous old climbing rose, with rich salmon-pink flowers every summer.’
- ‘The crew travels in a Biodiesel powered RV [recreational vehicle], a socking huge thing with a garage in the back half.’
- ‘Then walk five minutes to the socking great Roman arena, where they've replaced men vs. lions with men vs. bulls.’
- ‘There's a socking big tap on the inlet manifold.’
- ‘Most of our summer visitors are, of course, really nice, sometimes even when they come down from London in a socking big car.’
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.