Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘If the polls are all wet and the final vote breaks sharply one way or the other, people will want to claim the election as a historic watershed.’
- ‘Their publishers are all wet about copyright.’
- ‘Your discussion of the intellectual property debate is all wet.’
- ‘You don't have to be a ‘Biblical scholar’ to know that what you wrote was all wet.’
- ‘Jeff actually knows what he's talking about, thinks I'm all wet on this one.’
- ‘By the way, most people think Roberts is all wet.’
- ‘I suppose we could just thank our lucky stars that all the negative prognostications were all wet and leave it at that.’
- ‘But up next, Coke's plans to sell bottled water overseas are all wet.’
- ‘No sooner does the Consultant Debunking Unit dip its toe back into the waters of consulting-speak than it stumbles onto jargon that turns out to be all wet.’
- ‘Since I'm not an economist, I might be all wet about this.’
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.