Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
dampen, wet, damp, dew, water, soak, irrigate, humidifyView synonyms
- ‘She planted potatoes last week and has been praying for a mizzle to moistify her garden.’
- ‘Oft he moistified his skin in jolly Ruixton's little inn.’
- ‘I spent the neight wi the dying mon; an' helpit Benedict to watch, an' to muve him, an' to moistify his mouth wi a wee drap water.’
- ‘Soul and body were moistified with whiskey toddy.’
- ‘Before him stood a decanter of port, as if to moistify his meditations.’
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.