Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A poetic name for Japan.
- ‘I hope that the Land of the Rising Sun treats you well.’
- ‘Sunsets were glorious and golden, setting over our yellow and white military house, right there in the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘After all, he works at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and when in the Land of the Rising Sun, you do as the locals do.’
- ‘And as if the irony weren't already deep enough, Japan even calls itself the Land of the Rising Sun, though everyone nowadays seems to have forgotten why; they look at each other in puzzlement at my mention of this fact.’
- ‘Noted British jockey Richard Hughes has become the latest rider to test his talents in the Land of the Rising Sun as the Japan Racing Association granted him a short-term license to ride for a month.’
- ‘Bob, on the other hand, is a 25-year veteran of the institution, which may partly explain why the washed-up actor has left his wife behind in L.A. with their children while he travels to the Land of the Rising Sun to film a whisky commercial.’
- ‘As Jamie stood on the streets of Newbridge with his family and thousands of others last Friday, he saw many families wave a fond farewell to new friends and acquaintances from the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘The heroes and the enemies traded places, and instead of reading about the United States of America, we learned about the glorious Land of the Rising Sun - its military victories, its holy and invincible emperor, Hirohito.’
- ‘Only four people showed up for Simon's adventure around the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘Conversely, the Russians were concerned at the stirrings in the Land of the Rising Sun, and feared an alliance between Japan and China which could put an abrupt end to her plans for the East.’
- ‘Bass fishing is big business in Japan - second only to the U.S. - but a sumo-sized battle is underway in the Land of the Rising Sun over the future of this tremendously popular sport fishery.’
- ‘Worryingly I am still trying to get to grips with Page 1 Lesson 1 and we seem to be on Week 3, so the omens are not looking good right now for an impressive patter next time I visit the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘Bringing a little taste of culture from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Japanese Cultural Centre in New Delhi is celebrating the festive season with a difference.’
- ‘Numerous articles have attributed the puzzle, which has a Japanese name, to the mysteries of the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘Japan always succeeds in confounding our preconceived notions about the Land of the Rising Sun and its citizens.’
- ‘With the Tokyo Olympics not far off, the two-time world champion and queen of the Melbourne and Rome Olymipcs has set her sights on a third crown at the games in the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘This led us to man's hubris, and its particular threat to the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘Think bonsai, think Japan - or not, according to Yorkshire expert Louis Hawksby, who says British growers can equal the best from the Land of the Rising Sun.’
- ‘As someone who spent two years in the Land of the Rising Sun, I know what English fans in Japan will be knocking back this World Cup.’
- ‘Tour operators specialising in the Far East have reported a significant increase in travellers from Manchester who want to go to the Land of the Rising Sun once the last football has been kicked.’
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.