Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inappropriate to or not befitting a soldier.‘prisoners of war in their unsoldierly uniforms’
- ‘I was drafted in the fall of 1953… a most unsoldierly soldier, but a lucky one.’
- ‘Some leaders consider it unsoldierly to have a strategic focus.’
- ‘They've made snarky jabs about the administration using our soldiers as ' social workers, ' doing all sorts of unmanly, unsoldierly duties.’
- ‘Acceptance means that hereditary power will soon pass to his ineffectual, unsoldierly son, Richard.’
- ‘This was so effective that the soldier was unable to maintain a unsoldierly appearance even when out of uniform.’
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.