Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An exclamation of shock or disapproval intended to elicit agreement from one's listener.‘A toaster for a birthday present? I ask you!’
- ‘The story's an abecedary (an abecedary, I ask you!) with the main characters A, N (the narrator) and Z (Zaccheus).’
- ‘‘Even on her Bachelorette Party,’ exclaimed Emily, ‘I ask you!’’
- ‘Why otherwise would sales charts (sales charts, I ask you!) become the obsessional focus for interactions between pop and society?’
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.