Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Lovely or lovable.
- ‘‘A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot’, wrote the Manx poet, Thomas Edward Browne.’
- ‘When he had gone a little way he encountered a fair and lovesome maiden.’
- ‘Then spake the lovesome maiden: "Rejoiced should I be, Could I for herald's guerdon give all my gold away!"’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.