Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An exclamation of surprise traditionally attributed to the Irish.
- ‘Well begod and begorra, sure I'd love to buy that chap Tom Reeves a pint.’
- ‘If it's a golf trip to Ireland, packages or tours you be lookin' for, sure and begorra you'll be findin' those Ireland golf vacations right here!’
- ‘When the question was repeated, he denied being English, and stated that he was an Irishman, of which ‘begorra ‘he is, but from Northern Ireland.’’
Mid 19th century: alteration of by God.
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.