Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Cause serious, perhaps violent, trouble.
- ‘As I said, we're normally quite conciliatory… but back us into a corner and the fur will fly.’
- ‘No formal action has yet been taken, but if the case goes to court, friends predict, the fur will fly.’
- ‘She expects that the fur will fly (but only figuratively, for sure) at Princeton, and right away she offers her view on one subject on the agenda.’
- ‘When America's most powerful female political commentator notes that female submissiveness is the new sexy, then inevitably the fur will fly.’
- ‘An arched tail with the fur fluffed means ‘this is my territory - hang around and the fur will fly!’’
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.