Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The activity of decorating, building, and making fixtures and repairs at home by oneself rather than employing a professional.‘DIY avoids the difficult relationship between householder and professional decorator’do-it-yourself, diy, self-buildView synonyms
1attributive Relating to DIY.‘a DIY store’flat-pack, in kit form, kit, do-it-yourself, diy, self-buildView synonyms
- 1.1 Done in person by someone without the relevant qualifications.‘we intend to have DIY funerals’
- 1.1 Done in person by someone without the relevant qualifications.
1950s: abbreviation of do-it-yourself.
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.