Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small round candy of flavored boiled sugar.
- ‘We had some fun, sang some worship songs, and then we ate some sugarplums.’
- ‘Beautifully packaged, it also makes a personal gift for the holidays: Five-spice cashew brittle, rich maple fudge, or crunchy peppermint bark will inspire visions of sugarplums for everyone on your list.’
- ‘While we're not suggesting that doctors and administrators at the hospitals in question deserve a sack of sugarplums and a hefty Christmas bonus this year, we do think they deserve more than an impromptu crucifixion.’
- ‘The combination of strings, massed trombones (for hymns), choir, and soloists for some reason put me in the mood of the season - snow and sugarplums.’
- ‘He first danced in it as a student in St. Petersburg, falling captive to its special, crystal magic, the warm cheer of its Christmas party giving way to a world as cold as a snowflake and as sweet as a sugarplum.’
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.