Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Yes, indeedy! That was a good question’informal term for indeed (sense 1)
- ‘Yes indeedy, this was a very pleasant trip down memory lane for Mr O'Reilly, who recalled for the tribunal private boxes on derby days, holidays in summer houses and buffet dinners for 75.’
- ‘‘Yes indeedy, pretty lady,’ the man in front leered.’
- ‘Yes indeedy, hijacking Italy's cell phone network for partisan purposes was clearly necessary in order to prevent riots at polling places.’
- ‘Yep indeedy, being a geography geek I have always wanted to go, and now I am.’
- ‘Yes indeedy, I do think there's an argument to be made for Living With, rather than Unloading, a regrettable act; that's my oft-repeated appraisal of the false-gold standard of full disclosure.’
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.