Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A style of playing double bass or bass guitar by pulling and releasing the strings sharply against the fingerboard, used for effect in jazz or popular music.
- ‘But that doesn't quite capture how alien sounding it actually is - it isn't quite funk, but it is funky, full of slap bass, slashing guitar riffs and loads of percussion.’
- ‘The club was a cacophony of down tuned guitars, slap bass and the drummer's double kick.’
- ‘This is going to put a whole new twist on album reviews… I wonder if it will result in a new trend for slap bass?’
- ‘So maybe he'll do the rounds and give us a slap bass solo next!’
- ‘Nothing is overplayed, there are no slap bass antics here.’
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.