Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small stream.
- ‘The Nile River starts as a small spring and a streamlet.’
- ‘The hurriedly constructed dwellings were not only found around the lower reaches of the streamlet but were seen also in many residential districts in and around the town.’
- ‘In the faint distance a streamlet ran, further back into the cavern.’
- ‘Frequently, they paused to rest in the shade of high pines along sepia streamlets where there was fresh water to drink.’
- ‘The rivulet becomes a streamlet, and the desert silence is suddenly broken by the silver music of water.’
- ‘A secret streamlet trickles on beneath the heavy cover of inertia and pseudo-events, slowly and inconspicuously undercutting it.’
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.