Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used for emphasis:‘damn it to hell’
- ‘I coughed and quickly adjusted my voice, hoping to hell he hadn't noticed the crack.’
- ‘She hoped to hell it wasn't to make Jess want to see him, because it wasn't going to work.’
- ‘I have never seen him like that before, and I hope to hell that I never have to again.’
- ‘Here in Aussie we just get on with partying 24 hours a day and to hell with the consequences.’
- ‘She just had to keep talking to him, and hope to hell that the ambulance would get here soon.’
- ‘She hoped to hell that Thomas would ask her if she would help him.’
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.