Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Undergo alternate increases and decreases:‘green sentiment has waxed and waned’
- ‘Alternative malt beverages have been around for decades, their popularity waxing and waning among young adults.’
- ‘From 1575 to the start of the eighteenth century, mining waxed and waned throughout the Andes.’
- ‘Over time, levels of criminal behavior have waxed and waned.’
- ‘As a result, the use of corticosteroids in head injury has waxed and waned over time, with extensive variations in practice.’
- ‘I find that my inspiration tends to wane and wax over periods of time, and with it, my writing skill.’
- ‘Its popularity has waxed and waned through the years.’
- ‘The pain had waxed and waned during the intervening months, and he had been to several other health clinicians.’
- ‘The organisation has seen its fortunes wax and wane over the past 40 years, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1980s during the Greenham Common cruise missile protests.’
- ‘Because the symptoms of fibromyalgia wax and wane, treatment (as with that of other chronic diseases) is an ongoing process rather than management of a single episode.’
- ‘But Murphy points out that the influence of religion and the churches has waxed and waned in the past; we cannot read the future from current trends.’
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.