Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be finally vindicated, thus confounding earlier skepticism.
- ‘So, with 300 films in five languages to his credit, is he having the last laugh on those who rejected his face as being ‘crude and harsh’?’
- ‘The problem is that the players are invariably selling themselves short and it is the marketing executives that are having the last laugh.’
- ‘For years his proudest boast has been that while others have criticised his growth forecasts, he has ended up having the last laugh.’
- ‘According to government statistics, 70 people are killed and 250,000 are injured doing DIY each year - so you'll be the one having the last laugh when he's wheeled off to casualty.’
- ‘I don't know who is having the last laugh on this one.’
- ‘Then he wrote a best-selling book which sounded very much like having the last laugh at his investors' expense.’
- ‘‘I couldn't believe I had scored a goal like that and I couldn't stop laughing but I suppose Rangers had the last laugh,’ he said afterwards.’
- ‘Well all I can say is that in a month we'll see who will be having the last laugh.’
- ‘It's also an old master having the last laugh on a movie project that seemed destined to fail.’
- ‘You have to laugh but she'll have the last laugh when she gets offered all the plum roles as a female pirate.’
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.