Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Extensive knowledge of or close association with someone or something leads to a loss of respect for them or it.
- ‘I think that's part of the appeal outside of this country and it might be part of the reason people turned away from us within this country, because familiarity breeds contempt.’
- ‘But familiarity breeds contempt among wrestling fans, who want to know what a wrestler has done for them lately.’
- ‘They say familiarity breeds contempt and I can certainly vouch for that when it comes to door-to-door salesmen.’
- ‘Of course familiarity breeds contempt - which may be why so many Scots rarely get to grips with their capital.’
- ‘As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt, and the family that stays together eventually gets on each others’ nerves!’
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.