Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not able to be removed:‘the incompetent directors are effectively unremovable’
- ‘Might I also mention Look2Me is a horrid, nearly unremovable, piece of spyware.’
- ‘True, the subtitles are unremovable, and there are no extras whatsoever, but we're talking over three hours of Anna Karina for a reasonable price.’
- ‘All three DVDs contain director's filmographies and biographies, a hazy, mostly unenlightening historical sketch of the pink film, and unremovable, headache-inducing ‘white-on-white’ subtitles.’
- ‘Drive rails are used on one side of the drives (the unremovable side panel side), and if you tend to travel a lot, screws are used to secure the drives once you put them in.’
- ‘It's atom-sized, it's a mote - a tiny little piece of dust that's unremovable and feels like a microscopic coarseness when I run my index finger over it.’
- ‘A degradation of democratic processes presents a worse danger - the creation of a political class of unremovable incumbents, and the dreadful possibility of dictatorship.’
- ‘He has revolutionised Test cricket with his policy of scoring runs fast, yet on a dodgy wicket he is perhaps the most unremovable batsman spawned.’
- ‘None of these three reasons are fundamentally unremovable, and it seems plausible that the first industrial research lab to remove these obstacles will reap huge benefits.’
- ‘This legal muddle was to prove an unremovable stumbling clock, and to frustrate yet again years of efforts - just when these efforts were at last showing promise of bearing fruit and forcing our institutions to account for their deeds’
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.