Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A news agency that supplies syndicated news by wire to newspapers, radio, and television stations.‘the station buys canned reviews from a wire service’mass noun ‘the paper probably didn't even have wire service’
- ‘Here's the thing: as a wire service reporter, I am often called upon to dredge up a contact with whom I haven't spoken in a long time.’
- ‘Every wire service and news channel is reporting a different story.’
- ‘Sitting on the grass after one of the press conferences, a reporter from the Reuters wire service hurriedly started to organize his dispatch for the day.’
- ‘Forty-one is the mean age for newspaper and wire service reporters, forty-eight for those in television journalism.’
- ‘He's both a religious leader and a media mogul, owning both the Washington Times newspaper and the wire service United Press International.’
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.