Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Excessive attachment to or domination by one's mother.
- ‘The new attack is not like that of the 1950s and 1960s, which faulted stay-at-home mothers for ‘smother love,’ ‘momism,’ and schizophrenogenic behavior that turned their sons psychotic.’
- ‘Much of his work was concerned with his own nation, for whom he invented the term ‘momism’ to explain how sentimentality and over-simplification would be the ruin of American democracy.’
- ‘It's a show that actively undermines what's been christened ‘the new momism,’ the cult of the stay-at-home mother.’
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.