Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
As a culminating, typically unpleasant, event or action in a series:‘her father had a fatal heart attack and to top it all her mother disowned her’
- ‘And, to top it all, the indifference shown by the government is appalling.’
- ‘A weak story, tepid characters, a confusion of plots and, to top it all, some terrible editing make this one of the worst reads of the month.’
- ‘Most are very funny, but some are quite scary - and, to top it all, one night he told us he can't even swim.’
- ‘And, to top it all, the box says there is a telephone helpline - however, it fails to actually give a number.’
- ‘And to top it all, a moratorium on debt repayments will only postpone the inevitable into the future.’
- ‘And, to top it all, they refuse to pay the fine when caught committing an offence.’
- ‘It is one of the most colorful hula shows in town and, to top it all, it is free!’
- ‘This year has been a difficult year for my family and me, but to top it all, now I am in quarantine for SARS - I cannot believe it!’
- ‘And to top it all, you get this terrible sneezing fit that puts you in an even bigger predicament.’
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.