Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aspect or angle of a story that makes it newsworthy.‘Talese further expanded traditional journalistic practice by delaying a story's news peg until as late in a story as he could manage’
- ‘His news peg is the housing market, which he says is more likely to crash than not.’
- ‘But since the sidewalk's not melting, if I want any sort of news peg for this column, I'll have to venture into the murky-as-tar area of All This Talk about the ‘Marriage Penalty.’’
- ‘The story, apparently plucked from the Drudge Report and then localized, didn't have a concrete news peg.’
- ‘Still, it needed a news peg, the original one having long since evaporated.’
- ‘Although death is the obvious news peg, an obituary, like any story, needs a central point.’
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.