Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Oh fiddlesticks, it has been over three weeks, we might never move on to the real swords at this rate.’
- ‘That would make this revival number… oh, fiddlesticks, I've lost count.’
- ‘Oberarzt, fiddlesticks, he was not a real Doktor at all, but perhaps had once been some lowly wardsman in a pre-war Krankhaus.’
- ‘I suppose one could still say, ‘Oh fiddlesticks.’’
- ‘Watch out for those who wax pious about their imagined sacramental link with their constituencies - to which we should reply fiddlesticks.’
A violin bow.
- ‘The daughter and the bewildered father leave, but leave the fiddlestick behind.’
- ‘Here's my fiddlestick; here's that shall make you dance.’
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.