Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of an evangelical Christian group which expresses religious fervor by frenzied excitement or trances.
- ‘I'm not condemning her for that at all, but I just have to explain that that is why I quit being such a holy roller.’
- ‘He can work himself into a holy roller's lather on his motivational tapes, but in person he's reassuringly low-key, with an undercurrent of no-nonsense intensity.’
- ‘Their programs are widely regarded within the community, but it isn't a place where the holy rollers and people who expect an old fashioned Babtist ceremony would go.’
- ‘Let's face it, we are constantly hearing from the holy rollers with their reassuring message that miracles do happen.’
- ‘At his party conferences, he's appeared sometimes like a kind of holy roller figure, sometimes like a rather earnest vicar.’
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.