Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[attributive] Showing great vigor or intensity.‘a ripsnorting editorial’
- ‘Throughout the 1990s, investment experts warned that the ripsnorting stock market would revert to the mean.’
- ‘A faux-autobiography constructed from the letters of Australia's most famous outlaw, the book itself is a nigh perfect fusion of experimental prose, historical novel and ripsnorting thriller, whatever the wider truth may be.’
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.