Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The quality of being instant or immediate.
- ‘It is the instantaneity of the creative decision that really counts.’
- ‘Televisual instantaneity, in live transmission and true interactivity, has been underexploited by both mass and experimental media.’
- ‘We live in an age of instantaneity.’
- ‘The Internet yields both seeming temporal instantaneity and spatial compression.’
- ‘The haiku's instantaneity is also a limit.’
- ‘Because of the instantaneity of the posts, it was branded a stalkers' charter by several stars and their publicists.’
- ‘We live in a society which places a premium on instantaneity; it is our right to have our wishes granted immediately.’
- ‘Our "age of instantaneity" has produced a number of wonderful things - flexible, adaptable thinking, instant access to knowledge, and a number of people who truly know a great deal about certain subjects.’
- ‘His fascination with the capacity of video to bridge such incomprehensible distances might suggest a preoccupation with instantaneity.’
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.