Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(of vision) become impaired by exposure to sudden bright light.
- ‘My head had started to spin again, and my vision almost whited out.’
- ‘He tried to raise his head, and his sight whited out entirely.’
- 1.1 (of a person) lose colour vision as a prelude to losing consciousness.
- ‘I bolted for the door and whited out as I hit the street.’
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.