Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Beaming with happiness, optimism, or anticipation.
- ‘I feel certain, for instance, that he would not have come out with anything so beamish.’
- ‘Where else can the voter see the uncertain candidate of the early evening, the beamish victor of midnight, the sour loser of the early morning facing the ordeal by camera with his character showing?’
- ‘Just as beamish were the Greek election winners, the royalist Populist Party, led by Foreign Minister Constantin Tsaldaris.’
- ‘Beneath my smiling, beamish, seemingly vacant manner there is hidden an ardent and effective note-taker.’
- ‘He is one of those beamish young men of whom England and the U. S. were so full in the early, hearty days of the English Speaking Union.’
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.