Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It was a quiet, sombre, clerical house, beseeming such a man as the warden, and thus he afterwards frequented it.’
- ‘He was now near fifty - grave, as beseemed his profession - somewhat dry - and a little severe, perhaps - but a just man.’
- ‘We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities.’
- ‘Thus it beseems a captain to conceal the secrets of his mind so that the enemy may not know his purpose.’
- ‘She hopes that this will help them to locate the loan that beseems their expectations.’
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.