Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to winter; wintry.‘'tis a brumal night’
- ‘Buck has a lot of changes ahead of him, suggested by the short poem ‘Old longings nomadic lap, / Chafing at custom's chain; / Again from its brumal sleep / Wakens the ferine strain’ Chapter 1, pg.1.’
- ‘But even those few cafes at street level wallow in an atmosphere of brumal gloom so dense that, even at midday, you have to peer at the menu to make it out.’
- ‘Tracks like "Abyss of sorrow" and "Straying in the brumal ashes" reveal the dark taste of the composer, while his music perfectly express these feelings of fear.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.