Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not suitable for or befitting a statesman:‘his decision was condemned as petulant and unstatesmanlike’
- ‘He was notorious for his unstatesmanlike dirty tricks when dealing with people who failed to toe his line.’
- ‘His unstatesmanlike behavior and childish tough talk makes many people in other countries wince.’
- ‘Harold Macmillan's "wind of change" speech was a gratuitous piece of rhetoric which committed the inexcusably unstatesmanlike folly of arousing vast expectations in advance of what was bound to be an extremely difficult disengagement from empire.’
- ‘But the prime minister is also known for unstatesmanlike gaffes and occasionally losing his temper.’
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.