Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A social occasion at which the different courses of a meal are eaten at different people's houses.
- ‘Friday night's meal was a progressive dinner in which the 156 delegates moved from restaurant to restaurant in different groups, each in search of the next course.’
- ‘Stroll Into Spring is a progressive dinner presented by several museums and businesses of the Old Northside neighborhood.’
- ‘My parents met a bunch of other couples through a progressive dinner group when they first came to town, and some of those friendships lasted 25 years or more.’
- ‘It then went on to become a progressive dinner, alternating between the houses of the two families.’
- ‘Folks often improvise a progressive dinner by visiting a few different restaurants for a drink here, a few appetizers there, then maybe wrap up with dessert at a third spot.’
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.