Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who has an impressive knowledge of facts or words.‘he was a walking encyclopedia of facts on organized crime’
- ‘He also said the judge is ‘almost a virtual walking encyclopedia of the law, especially Supreme Court law.’’
- ‘Henry's a walking encyclopaedia of Manchester City knowledge.’
- ‘When it comes to nutrition, this man is a walking encyclopedia.’
- ‘Bitton says the activists do have a role to play in the club - as walking encyclopedias, sources of information for the other side.’
- ‘It's very useful indeed to have friends who are like walking encyclopedias.’
- ‘Then you realize that this guy is the walking encyclopedia of his sport.’
- ‘There are people who are walking encyclopedias, but they make a mess of their lives.’
- ‘Don't act like you've never heard a swear word before, the lot of you are walking dictionaries.’
- ‘The man is a walking encyclopedia, with vast knowledge of history, the classics, politics, and anything else one can possibly think of.’
- ‘He is a walking encyclopedia of names, dates and facts relating to the history of the sport and the Hall of Fame.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.