Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for hangnail
- ‘It reduces the possibility of, and in fact, counteracts the appearance of agnails and skin outgrowth.’
- ‘What can we count for, if we frighten them with broken nails and agnail since first moments?’
- ‘In taking care of the royal feet, M Sitts showed such skill that his Majesty one day asked him to remove an agnail from one of his fingers.’
- ‘What is an agnail on your hand?’
- ‘Modern English hangnail is said to derive from Old English agnail, not related to hanging or nails, but rather referring to a painful corn on the foot and derived from a Proto-Indo-European root meaning ‘tight’ or ‘painful’.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.