Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A persistent source of irritation.‘he had been a burr under the saddle of the government in his time’
- ‘Though it would be difficult for Earnhardt to admit, Gordon was the burr in his saddle.’
- ‘Frankly I think the Empress was just being cranky but it irritated me all the same and the incident was still a burr under my saddle today.’
- ‘Ron Sider has been a burr in the ethical saddle of the evangelical world for decades.’
- ‘I am moved to write you about a book review in your last issue and a closely related subject that has long been a burr under my saddle.’
- ‘‘He has a burr under his saddle,’ I said and the boy turned around, startled.’
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.