Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
in imperative Used, especially in spoken English, as an ironic comment on the unlikely or impractical nature of a plan or aspiration.‘Dean thinks he's going to get the job. Dream on, Babe’
- ‘Yeah, dream on, boys… the antivirus industry does not hire virus writers.’
- ‘And as for those of you who are saying that I should cross to the other side and sit there: dream on, stir on!’
- ‘Apart from government help and better childcare - dream on - Nicholson seems to think it is down to women to get better focused - even to become ruthless.’
- ‘And before I hear from certain correspondents that this is exactly why we need to drill in ANWR, dream on.’
- ‘‘If they are under any illusions that any piece of legislation will stop us standing, they can dream on,’ said Daly.’
- ‘I'd stalk you in a heartbeat if I felt like it, but Montez can dream on.’
- ‘And as for your other request, that we help you get your piece up on Daypop or Blogdex, well, Christ, dream on, Man.’
- ‘The hot shower seems to have sorted it out a bit but what I really need is a pair of willing hands and a good massage… oh well, dream on!’
- ‘Coming up after the break, dream big or dream on.’
- ‘I know that you must be surprised to hear from me, but just dream on.’
- ‘If you want to make a fool of yourself believing in the Easter Bunny or the myth of ‘authentic’ God-given talent in popular music, dream on.’
- ‘If you're hoping for those classic Arthurian scenes - the sword in the stone, the lady in the lake - you can dream on.’
- ‘And when they hear a novel idea, they laugh, ‘Well, it's just a pie in the sky… dream on, brother!’’
- ‘So dream on, Sir Richard, and we'll continue to forgive you your showmanship.’
- ‘George then says, ‘thank you Dawn’ to which she replies, ‘yeah dream on.’’
- ‘As for the prospect of moving to a 10,000 seat state of the art stadium in nine years' time - dream on.’
- ‘Yeah right, dream on, when in history did the people of an imperial nation stop their government's barbarian behavior.’
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.