Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having blurred or smeared marks on the surface.‘a smudgy photograph’
- ‘The smudgy appearance of the manuscript seems to be the result of wear and tear.’
- ‘He had left two smudgy fingerprints on the polished glass.’
- ‘It was a printed piece of computer paper, covered in the smudgy black scrawl of a scanned newspaper article.’
- ‘The stretches of DNA, referred to as fragments, show up as smudgy blobs on a test film.’
- ‘Papa gave every note, even the white slip with his name and ID number printed in smudgy ink, to Mama.’
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.