Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Possessing a voice.‘the swelling of the voiceful sea’
- ‘I sit here up in the hills and the sea and the air are voiceful, a seething and moaning of the wind and weather, cruel to listen to.’
- ‘She wondered if old dreams could haunt rooms - if, when one left forever the room where she had joyed and suffered and laughed and wept, something of her, intangible and invisible, yet nonetheless real, did not remain behind like a voiceful memory.’
- ‘To northern commentators this ‘city of ruins, of desolation, of vacant houses, of rotting wharves, of deserted warehouses, of weed-wild gardens, of miles of grass-grown streets, of acres of pitiful and voiceful barrenness’ was a fitting end for the city where ‘Rebellion reared its head five years ago.’’
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.