Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not able to be placed or classified:‘an unplaceable accent’
- ‘All we see is the undated and often unplaceable archival footage, some vox pops and a bit of new footage that didn't look a lot different from the old film.’
- ‘He speaks with perfect diction, and the whispery reverberation in his voice evokes an unplaceable accent.’
- ‘Now, the fashion-savvy girl wants her clothes to be unplaceable rather than directional: she wants the credit for having the imagination to think outside the box.’
- ‘One's country's earth is not necessary either, but some of us affect it, along with the cloak and the strange and geographically unplaceable accent.’
- ‘The song is an unplaceable sort of clanky Tom Waits-ish blues, and it occurred to me that, from all the context provided by the view and the radio, I could've been anywhere at all, at any time in the last sixty or eighty years.’
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.