Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(when voting) add the name of someone not on the original list of candidates and vote for them.
- ‘I shook his hand just before the primary up here and told him I was a registered Republican and I was writing him in on my ballot.’
- ‘After all, he waits until almost the very last minute of the election to run, avoiding months of bashing and media scrutiny to simply say ‘I'm the alternative, write me in.’’
- ‘The Chronicle and several other local papers exposed the plan after an 18-year old was recruited to run, but then changed his mind when he found out that he had been written in as a Democratic candidate.’
- ‘Even though his name wasn't on the ballot, he was written in by nearly half of the voters.’
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.