Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to emphasize a strong wish or hope.‘please God the money will help us find a cure’
- ‘I was sitting here thinking please God, let her get her bag back and don't let them hurt her!’
- ‘And please God, let the voting machines in Florida work this time!’
- ‘But please God, don't let her win an Oscar, that would be grotesque…’
- ‘He can go for the Champion next year and the year after if we can keep him sound, please God - he is a very good horse and I wish I was still riding.’
- ‘The politicians spend money telling us that they are the best leader, while commentators write books and columns telling us how we have been let down by our leaders, that we need better leaders, please God, give us leaders.’
- ‘Oh please God let it be over soon.’
- ‘She hoped he hadn't flipped; oh, please God, don't let him be crazy as a loon.’
- ‘But maybe they'll do an illustrated edition (although, please God, no pop-up versions).’
- ‘I hope, please God, that nothing happens to any more children, but it's too late for my Anthony.’
- ‘So, please God, let's hope we can get a positive result against West Ham.’
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.