Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used in reference to sexual activity conducted roughly and quickly, without tenderness.
- ‘Renditions of ‘Watch That Man,’ ‘Let's Spend the Night Together’ and ‘Suffragette City’ are just as hot - clearly, this band is going out not with a whimper but a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am.’
- ‘Paul and Mary fall gently and genuinely in love with one another, much to the displeasure of Tip, who knows every intimate detail of Paul's sexual history as a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kind of guy.’
- ‘I want to make the reader feel that these two people really care about each other deeply rather than just, you know, wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kind of thing.’
- ‘Beware men who say cricket is too slow (see wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, above) or who tell you that the sport is gay, thinking you'll assume they are not.’
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.