Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Last year, we actually had a semi-civilized debate on where to dine for lunch.’
- ‘‘The chief, at least, seems semi-civilized,’ Adriana said.’
- ‘Feeling, however, that he should try to make some use of the current situation - at least he was around semi-civilized people for the time being - he stood up and rapped upon the table.’
- ‘I have never been married, have one literate semi-civilised 12-year-old son and still have a sense of humour, so you could say I am relatively house trained.’
- ‘Great premise, especially when we take a gander at how the semi-civilized deep South might react to this sort of ‘modernizing’ of their untainted landscape.’
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.