Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A polite or formal way of addressing or referring to a group of people.
- ‘Ladies and gentlepeople of the reading audience: Commitment, as my title indicates, is a word that calls to my mind the cognitive equivalents of grinding teeth and fingernails-on-chalkboard.’
- ‘Hold down the forums for us, gentlepeople, and we'll see you when we get back.’
- ‘‘I must say that I am pleased thus far with the progression of the archaeology project, gentlepeople,’ said the Mayor.’
- ‘This, ladies and gentlepeople is exactly how not to do a single.’
- ‘Well, gentlepeople, welcome to the new millennium.’
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.