Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Conceive one's first child.
- ‘If a couple are considering starting a family they may approach their general practitioner for advice on conceiving.’
- ‘At the time, Newberry and her husband, Maurice, were in the Air Force, starting a family and attending grad school.’
- ‘I put on around a stone, which wouldn't have been so bad, but starting a family a couple of years later really added to my weight problem.’
- ‘A century ago, to start a family you'd hire a professional to find you a spouse, and by doing what comes naturally you'd make a baby.’
- ‘He still feels that way, but his keen focus on becoming mayor of his hometown has dulled somewhat now that he's started a family and established roots in Houston.’
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.