Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it.
- ‘Of course, once I thought twice about holiday math, I realized that 16.7 percent of all days occur during November and December.’
- ‘I might have read these lines in any of hundreds of reports over the last decade or so, and the sad thing is that I wouldn't have thought twice about it.’
- ‘Last year, many swimmers thought twice about entering the surf.’
- ‘And should parents think twice before enrolling their children on scuba courses?’
- ‘A few years ago in Atlanta, I wouldn't have thought twice about this scene.’
- ‘One day, perhaps not too far away, recycling won't be thought twice about (it's already second nature in many European nations).’
- ‘‘I don't know how people don't know what's right and what's wrong,’ he says, giving no suggestion that he thought twice about going to war.’
- ‘I suspect a number of adults would have thought twice about doing what you did.’
- ‘In my pocket, I'm picking at one corner of the envelope, thinking twice about giving it to him, even thinking twice about taking the thing out of my pocket.’
- ‘Another study, by the Canadian Cancer Society, found 58% of smokers who saw photographic warnings on packets thought twice about the health costs of smoking.’
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.