Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
nounmass nounNorth American
Nonsense; rubbish.rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, bletherView synonyms
1920s: from crap and -ola, a suffix used humorously to extend standard words.
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.