Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Behave in a foolishly playful way:‘we'd all walk in a line behind him, acting the maggot, you know, imitating him’
- ‘He wasn't alone: the Dáil had an end-of-term feel about it, and there was a goodish amount of giddiness and a lot of general acting the maggot.’
- ‘I'm not being lazy, I promise - my computer is seriously acting the maggot.’
- ‘Are you going to act the maggot, and get yourself in trouble?’
- ‘If you want to ‘act the maggot’ in Castlebar you are going to end up in court.’
- ‘Mud, rain, music, people acting the maggot - in fact there was only one thing missing from this year's festival, sadly - the late great John Peel.’
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.