Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An invitation sent by email.‘the holidays are fast approaching and the e-vites are pouring in’
- ‘In fact, you've probably received only two or three "Election Night Party E-vites," instead of the usual glut.’
- ‘In fact, send out the E-vites now—this pay-per-view event could be as big as the Super Bowl.’
- ‘She had sent me an e-vite to this event.’
- ‘Why not double up your preshow mailings with an "e-vite"?’
- ‘"It was I who sent the e-vite."’
Send an invitation to (someone) by email.‘the site was launched when its founders e-vited 100 friends to join’
- ‘So on Thursday he mass e-vites me to a party at his place on the 10th.’
- ‘I think my aunt is e-viting for the other one.’
- ‘A friend e-vited 80 of his friends to join him for a night of celebrating, and it seems at least 40 responded.’
- ‘Just want to say thank you to everyone who has e-vited and called me to do things.’
- ‘I'm too lazy to send a letter, but I'll e-sign an e-petition if someone e-vites me to.’
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.