Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not or no longer stuck:‘grease particles come unglued from the plate’
- ‘‘I've had this button pop out on me, fall out of its socket, and sometimes it's not even there or it's loose and unglued,’ says Lortie.’
- ‘On this unglued section, a tag board cover is glued.’
- ‘The only views into the empty interior are from cracks in the sides where the paper is unglued.’
- ‘Some of the crew are holding me and others are trying to get me unglued.’
- ‘If you flex these two 'books', the one with unglued pages will fold easily because the pages will slide on each other.’
- ‘She slid two fingers underneath the unglued flap, popped it open and slid out the note paper with an overwhelming sense of dread.’
- ‘When he felt his eyes were sufficiently unglued, he wandered over to lift the scroll and read its contents.’
- ‘The copy I reviewed was soft cover, which hopefully will withstand the test of time and use, and pages will not become unglued and fall out.’
- ‘It took us quite a while to get them unglued, but we managed to do that this morning.’
- ‘My copy's spine was unglued when I cracked the can, so I had to have it replaced.’
- ‘The glue will dry almost immediately and you can never get it unglued.’
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.