Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.
- ‘Have we been, again, duped by the dripping irony that infects the post / meta genre, rendering it all but useless?’
- ‘It's a song about several songs, and this meta aspect never sounds forced or calculated - instead, it seems artful and intuitive.’
- ‘It's really easy to criticize a bad record, but impossible to do great music justice in ink (or meta ink for that matter).’
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.