Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An act of tidying or organizing things by separating them into categories:‘start your kitchen reorganization with a sort-out’
- ‘Dad has photocopied the last few weeks of this column for sending to friends and family so I will have a sort-out and get them all ready to post.’
- ‘I then had a big sort-out of my finances before setting off.’
- ‘Soon there's going to have to be a total sort-out to make more space, but I can probably shove volumes in a few more corners before I have to take that drastic step.’
- ‘We had a good sort-out and some things had to change.’
- ‘I have recently got around to having a grand sort-out with the result that I have quite a collection of unwanted jewellery and watches, some of which need a little repair.’
- ‘The recycling centres are also useful for the spring sort-out, taking everything from furniture and clothes to car batteries, oil, garden waste and timber.’
- ‘As the sidebar is mainly there for my convenience, I need to have a serious sort-out of my permanent links.’
- ‘Such an appraisal is necessary because the library is only so big, and ‘if you never have a sort-out,’ Professor Clegg confides in his thick northern English accent, ‘eventually the walls burst.’’
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.