Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A round of deliberately quiet applause, considered appropriate during a golf tournament but often uncomplimentary in other venues.‘it's not that they deserved a standing ovation, but the golf clap was just plain insensitive’
- ‘He'd apparently be better off with a polite golf clap.’
- ‘A very big golf clap goes out to them for finally lifting the ban.’
- ‘(Insert golf clap here.)’
- ‘All you get is a golf clap.’
- ‘Do we give her a golf clap for pushing the envelope again?’
- ‘Golf clap all around.’
- ‘It deserves a golf clap for providing sublime hi-fi liquidity.’
- ‘Will the relieved crowd of onlookers reward him with a golf clap?’
- ‘The sizeable crowd was muted; both sets of teams ran on to the field to a golf clap.’
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.