Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who is at hand whenever needed.
- ‘Archuleta jarred the ball loose, and fellow S Kim Herring was Johnny-on-the-spot, picking up the loose ball and rambling to the endzone for a 10-0 lead.’
- ‘The FDA is not exactly known as a Johnny-on-the-spot agency.’
- ‘‘And television networks that carry it and promote it and are Johnny-on-the-spot every time there's a terrorist act are promoting it,’ he said.’
- ‘Interior designers come to you not only to buy what you've got, but because of what you can put together… You have to be Johnny-on-the-spot.’
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.