Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tactic used by the defense in a spy trial, involving the threat to expose government secrets unless charges against the defendant are dropped.
- ‘To call this graymail or blackmail is to demonstrate a fundamental misunderstanding of criminal jurisprudence.’
- ‘Graymail is a defense gambit not available to most criminal suspects.’
- ‘But I suspect there's a very good reason behind not going to trial and seeking a death penalty, and that's the phenomenon of ‘graymail.’’
- ‘The risk of graymail can arise in various circumstances.’
- ‘Instead, the court's decision, though formally upholding the review requests of the United States and NATO, provides a roadmap for defendants to pursue graymail strategies in the future.’
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.