Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially of limbs) flung upwards, especially in a gesture of helplessness or alarm.‘the upflung arms of waking men shielding their eyes from the glare’
- ‘She's seated, leaning backward, arms upflung to heaven, bursting with joy.’
- ‘For example, in cold districts of Europe and the United States, gravel mixed with a large amount of rock salt is often spread on road to prevent surface freezing, and cars running on such road frequently are hit with rock salt grains or small pebbles upflung by their wheels.’
- ‘At the edge of the herd, a magnificent stallion galloped, head upflung, mane streaming in the night wind.’
- ‘One upflung arm, spread-fingered and beseeching, was caught among the branches of a scrubby bush.’
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.