Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Refine excessively, as with subtle distinctions or needless delicacy.‘the sole French character is frivolous and overrefined’
- ‘After years of polluting, processing and over-refining our food, we are suffering from adverse health problems and, worse still, we are inflicting them on our children.’
- ‘Over-refining foods involves the addition of unhealthy ingredients.’
- ‘The writer sometimes tended to over-elaborate and over-refine his subject's language in later versions and revisions.’
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.