Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Next, a bumpkinish cop, annoying his dozing partner, is shown playing with his radar gun.’
- ‘And none of the priests actually seems to be a dirty rotten scoundrel - most of them seem to be more bumpkinish rather than churlish.’
- ‘They're kind of bumpkinish, they have cockfights and stuff, and they don't really know the world outside the chicken farm.’
- ‘Despite his slightly bumpkinish exterior, Li is actually a fearsome fighter with his Staff.’
- ‘Ernie's slow drawl and grounded certainty are a good counter point to Steve's bumpkinish demeanor.’
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.