Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piece of incontrovertible incriminating evidence.
- ‘We knew from the Columbia Investigation there were likely to be few smoking guns; the evidence was mostly public testimony and clarified during various news conferences during and after the hearings.’
- ‘Each new revelation was the smoking gun that was going to end his presidency.’
- ‘Yes, I think ultimately the White House is going to have to show some concrete evidence, a smoking gun.’
- ‘There are no smoking guns, but there's a nexus of circumstantial evidence behind most of the stories the sport throws up.’
- ‘Certainly, there was no evidence given today that was really a legal smoking gun, if you will.’
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.