Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having no ideas.‘is this a parody of how unidea'd and banally retentive a compiler can be?’
- ‘The illustrations are not quite satisfactory, especially the stodgy Margaret of the frontispiece, a fat-faced, flat-chested girl of the unidea'd variety, as unlike possible to the witching maiden of the text; but the format, as a whole, is most attractive.’
- ‘Mallet headed, bored soccer mom housewives and their anorexic, bulimic, unidea'd moron daughters are one reason I moved to Japan.’
- ‘'No scandal-broth,' he exclaimed, 'No unidea'd woman's chatter for me.'’
- ‘Watching a pair of trio upspeakers go at it, one thinks inevitably of Dr. Johnson's cruel, but in this case fitting, phrase, ‘wretched unidea'd girls.’’
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.