Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Diarrhoea suffered by travellers, especially visitors to Mexico.
- ‘‘Americans don't have to be afraid of Montezuma's revenge from our kitchen,’ Dr. Rique says.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the next few days produced the Middle Eastern equivalent of Montezuma's revenge.’
- ‘‘Maybe we'll get lucky- and Matt will too for that matter- and they'll get a raging case of Montezuma's revenge and end up stuck in the hotel for the week,’ he joked.’
- ‘Any casual guest would have thought we were all suffering from Montezuma's revenge after a spicy South American supper.’
- ‘Many traveler's diseases are a nuisance like Montezuma's revenge, but some can be fatal, such as malaria, yellow fever, AIDS, and meningitis.’
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.