Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘you know, the little plastic doobry that covers the connector’another term for doodah
- ‘I'm not altogether sure what happened to these pellets - I assume they got shipped out elsewhere and turned in to all manner of plastic thingamabobs, doobries and wotsits - but that didn't really matter.’
- ‘Secondly, it is dependent on the success of its software partners in porting the necessary doobries to its platform.’
- ‘Something I neglected to mention: Before coming out here, I created two wealth-attractor doobries.’
1950s: of unknown origin.
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.