Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Except if (used to introduce the case in which a statement being made is not true or valid)‘unless you have a photographic memory, repetition is vital’‘manuscripts cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope’
- ‘The tags remain active after they have left the store, unless they are switched off.’
- ‘The first is that there is no chance of them getting into power unless there is a hung parliament.’
- ‘We will be counting the loss of that census miscount for years unless the cash is refunded.’
- ‘Gaiman brings it off with a skill that you wouldn't notice unless you were looking for it.’
- ‘Now the project is destined to fail unless more women can be encouraged to take part.’
- ‘Now how would we know that unless we actually had that dialogue which you commend?’
- ‘It was now to be the sole means of pursuing a claim, unless you're extremely wealthy.’
- ‘She does not read articles about her, unless they are sent to her by her publishers.’
- ‘Next year I will buy my ticket but unless there is a smoking ban I will not be attending.’
- ‘We don't screen people unless they come from a high risk area such as nursing homes.’
- ‘The couple look set to split up unless Rodney and Lesley can make them come to their senses.’
- ‘The rest of this post won't make much sense unless you read at least the first poem.’
- ‘The priceless group of wartime ships face the chop unless a new home can be found for them.’
- ‘I'll try not to change point of view in the middle of a scene, unless I need to and it works.’
- ‘This was a woman who was never in a good mood unless others around her were in a bad mood.’
- ‘How will I ever know they exist unless I make a special effort to come to your site to check?’
- ‘They know that the money would not have been repaid unless its misuse had been made public.’
- ‘Everyone should object to every building plan unless it is by the people for the people.’
- ‘If you haven't got a hat please buy one when you get their unless you want a bad case of sunstroke!’
- ‘Our costs are running ahead of income and unless we take drastic action, we will fail.’
Late Middle English: from on or in (assimilated through lack of stress to un-) + less.
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.