Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Something that is complete and ready for use:‘the ground is beginning to look like the finished article’
- ‘The superimposed computer-generated image above shows what the finished article might look like. Plans and drawings are included in the price.’
- ‘Jason was outstanding then, and although he would be the first to acknowledge that he is not yet the finished article, I have no doubt that he can go on to become it.’
- ‘Every child had a hand in either designing or painting the finished article, made possible through support from the York Community Pride Challenge Fund and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.’
- ‘He said he would like to come back and see the finished article, and we will certainly be inviting him to do that.’
- ‘You may not be able to see the finished article until later but when you do it is exactly what you wanted.’
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.