Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Very small or very young.
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- ‘Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper I have frequented this beautiful old house and farm, romped in its hay-barns, swum in its streams, and played hide and seek in the rambling old farmhouse.’
- ‘I adored this show when I was but knee-high to a grasshopper, and now it returns, and I'm happy to say that it's just as exciting, just as action-packed, and just as enjoyable as I remembered.’
- ‘This is one of my favourite arias from one of my favourite oratorios, and a piece I have known since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.’
- ‘I haven't been on a bouncy castle since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.’
- ‘I have played since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.’
- ‘Using my keen journalistic observation skills, I note that she would have been only knee-high to a grasshopper during her favourite decade.’
- ‘She has been helping out and diving from her dad's boat since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.’
- ‘‘They're a band I've loved since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, although I'm not much taller than that now,’ says Braithwaite.’
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.