Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not serious; teasing or humorous.‘a brief exchange of jokey comments’
- ‘Working for opposing stations the two men relished the jokey adversarial relationship they shared - one which continues until today.’
- ‘Ryan's whole body tensed up and his jokey, light-hearted aura dissipated in a second.’
- ‘She said they became engaged in a jokey text conversation.’
- ‘He was often very jokey and I was always pleased to see him.’
- ‘‘The police officer was quite jokey at the end of the conversation, but said I'd have to remove the advert,’ he added.’
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.