Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Undeniable; irrefutable:‘the front porch and doorway of a house convey ungainsayable class signals’
- ‘And then there's the ungainsayable observation (once it's explained) ‘that a bus full of rancorous, quarrelsome, and aggressive passengers is bound sooner or later to have a collision’.’
- ‘I got most of the way through, sleepily agreeing, until I was pulled up by such an ungainsayable falsehood that I was forced to go back and revise my opinion of the rest.’
- ‘My friend, Labour party member, and ungainsayable leftist recommends his ‘friend and favourite vicar-in-training’ in the Guardian.’
- ‘Most of the points that it makes seem to me ungainsayable, but clearly that is not how they strike everyone.’
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.