Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An employee who is overly strict or zealous about not working more than the required hours.‘his lamp burned throughout the night; he was no clock-watcher’
- ‘She was always a true racer, not a clock-watcher.’
- ‘But the anecdotal evidence about the others - the clock-watchers - is piling up.’
- ‘Most working mothers cite improved focus on their work on returning from leave, and are not distracted clock-watchers.’
- ‘In a nation of clock-watchers, Gustav stood out.’
- ‘With your information, you'll be able to plea-bargain your way out of it by scapegoating some unsuspecting clock-watcher.’
- ‘Their jobs will be taken by sloppy, indifferent clock-watchers.’
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.