Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
exclamation, adverb, & adjective
- as adverb ‘tha wants to rub her reight weel’Scottish form of wellas adjective ‘weel spoken’as exclamation ‘‘Weel!’ cried another, ‘thae fa's are just bonnie’’
- ‘Cue TV companies filming pundits standing in front of that weel kent face, adding their words to the millions already written on the man who ‘changed the way we look at art’.’
- ‘The manager of Lloyds TSB in Bothwell Street will also be coming to work here so that the Lloyds connections don't feel they have lost a weel kent face.’
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.