Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An unsophisticated country person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘The Sunday Times picked him as its mampara of the week.’
- ‘I wonder if she has any words of advice for our very own, mampara?’
- ‘Anybody who questions this value system is a moegoe or a mampara.’
Fanakalo, literally ‘a fool’, also ‘waste material’.
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.