Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to indicate that something is far less likely, possible, or suitable than something else already mentioned.‘he was incapable of leading a bowling team, let alone a country’
- ‘In Scotland we can have a range of weather conditions in one hour, let alone one day.’
- ‘There is barely enough demand in Scotland to keep one film studio in business, let alone two.’
- ‘At the time he had no idea how to start a business, let alone find the financial backing to realise his dream.’
- ‘It gets so crowded here in high summer that there's often no room to sit down, let alone lay out a towel.’
- ‘I don't want to share the same room with her and the hounds, let alone a mortgage.’
- ‘Who on earth would be prepared, let alone equipped to take on such a challenge?’
- ‘There was a chance that he might not be able to breathe for himself or swallow, let alone walk or talk again.’
- ‘He has the unenviable task of promoting a product that few want to think about, let alone buy.’
- ‘He is suffering from a ghastly disease for which there is no treatment, let alone a cure.’
- ‘After a long search he came to the conclusion that he cannot afford to rent a home in Epsom, let alone buy one.’
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.