Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
With a narrow face and sharp features.‘a stern-looking, hatchet-faced librarian’
- ‘She sounded just like Sister Mary Joseph, the hatchet-faced Mother Superior who used to whack his knuckles with a ruler.’
- ‘And Hunt's character, a humourless, hatchet-faced harridan with an undercurrent of insecurity, gives very little for the audience to engage with.’
- ‘On the door are squads of camp couture Stasi in suits and hatchet-faced girls with long legs and lists.’
- ‘The players and team doctor received the legroom while he sat beside hatchet-faced FA officials in economy.’
- ‘A catfight breaks out between restless, wilful Miss Braund and her pugnacious chaperone, Mrs Hammond, ending with a slap from the hostess, the hatchet-faced Mrs Rogers.’
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.