Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person's father-in-law.‘my in-laws helped tremendously—my MIL prepared food and my FIL helped move boxes and furniture’
- ‘My divorced parents lived 1700 miles away, my FIL lives 3000 miles away, and my MIL lives 100 miles away.’
- ‘D wanted to sleep in today, and since there will only be us and my FIL for dinner today and I could do this menu in my sleep, I said that was fine.’
- ‘I hope we can reschedule my FIL's long-awaited trip to see us.’
- ‘My FIL pays $150 a month to keep more stuff in a storage unit than he can fit in his already overcrowded townhouse.’
- ‘On my last trip to my in-laws' place, my FIL actually told me that I was disrespecting him by not wearing a bindi!’
- ‘I'm sure your FIL was trying to be helpful.’
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.