Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Raise a topic of conversation.
- ‘I was just joking… didn't want to start a hare!’
- ‘On the noble Lord's latter point, I do not want to start a hare running, but for years and years lead in paint was thought to be appropriate.’
- ‘It is annoying though, for the bank to produce these bonds decades after the event and start a hare running.’
- ‘I have started a hare so to speak by seeking here in UK for names of possible settlers - as yet unknown.’
- ‘Having started a hare running about possible advertising on the ABC, then denied it, the Communications Minister Helen Coonan has now restructured the ABC board.’
- ‘Meanwhile, he has handed Mr Hague an advantage by appearing to start a hare running only to shoot it down as soon as it appeared to be getting somewhere.’
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.