Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person suffering from pyromania:‘a ten-year-old pyromaniac’
arsonist, incendiary, firebomberfire-raiserfirebug, pyrotorchView synonyms
- ‘But he never took the blame, fingering those fictitious pyromaniacs.’
- ‘The national press has been pushing stories about arsonist and pyromaniacs and the need to instil harsher penalties.’
- ‘Following this, pyromaniacs and criminals in Detroit saw it fit to start multiple fires yearly on October 30.’
- ‘The pyromaniacs were at play, led by the Stratton brothers, stoking the fire with gasoline and kindling.’
- ‘Long into the night this chicken burned, spitting sparks and smoke, a beacon for pyromaniacs and madmen everywhere.’
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.