Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be extremely heavy.‘his boots were completely waterlogged and weighed a ton’
- ‘If you're flying with golf clubs, you no longer have to pack your golf bag in a hard-shell travel case that weighs a ton.’
- ‘You really need to put him on a diet, he weighs a ton.’
- ‘The book, titled To Be or Not to Be, weighs a ton!’
- ‘I bought the Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibition catalogue on leaving the Stedelijk and it weighs a ton.’
- ‘To start with, the bag weighs a ton.’
- ‘He's had to cross the Alps with a backpack strapped to him that weighs a ton.’
- ‘I'm gonna need a forklift because all the baggage weighs a ton’
- ‘It was an old fashioned cylinder mower which weighed a ton and needed sharpening every five minutes, but I loved it.’
- ‘These deluxe mattresses weigh a ton, and you can't get the fitted sheets on without hauling them on to one side.’
- ‘Every reference book seems to weigh a ton.’
- ‘He was at the head of the queue to get a GSM mobile telephone in the days when they cost a fortune and weighed a ton.’
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.