Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sofa bed.
- ‘Her unabashed glee at buying her first piece of adult furniture brought to mind the years I made do with a studio couch covered with a $29.95 Indian bedspread.’
- ‘On the second day of the disaster, Samaras writes, he made four paintings in an act of renascence and then took to his studio couch for a nap, which he called a rehearsal for oblivion.’
- ‘She stared at the studio couch until she convinced herself there had never been anyone there.’
- ‘The painting depicts two nymphets lolling on an old red studio couch, with a low horizon, a big cloud cover and a bright blue pond below the couch.’
- ‘Jason's Childe scowled and growled for a couple of moments at his studio couch.’
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.