Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘you have to work a darned sight harder’euphemism for damned[as submodifier] ‘they're darned good songwriters’
- ‘I'm not going to downplay my skill as a teacher, but I will say there are a good many everyday teachers out there who are passionate about what they do and are darned good at it.’
- ‘I thought it was odd at the time because leather is pretty darned durable and not likely to tear.’
- ‘And if you look at the people that - the new construction, based on these four storms, our building code is pretty darned good.’
- ‘Fortier called his scope/ice block creation a ‘Zeissicle,’ but I'm darned if I can think of a clever name for the Leupold version.’
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.