Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In name or in name only:‘he was titularly a chief petty officer’
- ‘She said it was nonsense for him to suggest he was responsible only titularly.’
- ‘But for the adventurous, these titularly titled vignettes are a breath of fresh air.’
- ‘According to our records Jim is still titularly in charge of this stuff, and ought by now to be back from his extended leave.’
- ‘Chapter one is titularly about typing, but spends a lot of time dealing with the problems of pseudo-random number generation, and seed data acquisition, and finally outlines an unlikely and very complex attack, heavily dependent upon specific functions and data availability, and seemingly directed at finding out if someone is typing at the computer.’
- ‘But they are either in my head today, are titularly significant or I've been wallowing in them pointlessly, and they together somehow manage to sum up my head, today.’
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.