Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
verb[NO OBJECT]North American
Feel happy and proud.‘forgive me if I'm kvelling, but this boy will make us proud’
- ‘Here was the great equalizer: we all kvelled in unison.’
- ‘She lived her life kvelling at the potential human beings had to make the world a better place.’
- ‘Oy, we're kvelling over here about how many mentions of Jews there are in today's New York Post!’
- ‘James kvelled over this and I really enjoyed it.’
- ‘So often the kids who were very, very talented, whose parents kvelled over them night and day are the ones who can't succeed.’
1960s: from Yiddish kveln, from Middle High German, literally ‘well up’.
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.