Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dramatic piece for one performer.
- ‘The Voice is a one-act monodrama about a woman's telephone conversation with her ex-lover.’
- ‘We have a monodrama: the thoughts and recollections of Samuel Gentle, former Episcopal priest, now cathedral groundskeeper.’
- ‘Last night, Scottish Opera continued its ambitious double bill of 20th century musical drama, Bela Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's challenging monodrama Erwartung.’
- ‘It is billed as an operatic monodrama in five movements for mezzo-soprano and 10 instruments.’
- ‘It came as no surprise to find him addressing the subject of murder in his 30-minute monodrama about a woman who has killed her husband after long periods of violent abuse.’
- ‘This one-act monodrama is a disturbing and atmospheric piece, and it finds the actress making her company debut in the role of the unnamed woman waiting for her lover.’
- ‘His operas include several monodramas, and he has also written a considerable quantity of chamber and vocal music.’
- ‘Underlying the creation of a new monodrama, an example ever before me is the story of a child frightened by a violent thunderstorm.’
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.