Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a plan) go wrong.
- ‘The best laid plans, I discovered, can indeed gang agley, as swiftly as a mouse's existence is ended by a harvester.’
- ‘I should have expected that plan to gang agley.’
- ‘Sometimes we fail simply because we are poor, dumb, fallible, feckless human beings whose best-laid schemes gang aft agley.’
- ‘But that wrecked show-trial wasn't the only media scheme that ganged agley in November 2005.’
- ‘The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.’
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.