Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brand name for a series of prepared notes used as study guides for literary works and other school and college subject matter.
- ‘Hankins raced through a CliffsNotes summary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.’
- ‘As we learned from the CliffsNotes site, the booklets were named after their founder, Cliff Hillegass.’
- ‘Students from junior high to grad school have been turning to CliffsNotes to save study time since 1958.’
- ‘In assembling a CliffsNotes to his or her own emotional history, a teen begins compiling ‘self-defining memories’ such as Baumbach's treasured museum expeditions.’
- ‘Written exclusively by experienced teachers and educators, CliffsNotes are the resource of choice for today's students.’
For Cliff Hillegass (1918–2001), US developer of the series.
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.