Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stupid person.‘what sort of alec do you take me for?’
- ‘some witness asks - a too-smart aleck, a subtle performer -’
- ‘Seth is an exuberant young man, rather socially awkward, and a bit of a wise aleck.’
Late 20th century: shortening of smart alec.
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.