Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Crouch; bend.‘he scrooched forward on his bar stool’
- ‘The woman scrooched further down under the covers and pulled them tight around her head.’
- ‘She scrooches up to me so close at night, there is no possible way she could get any closer.’
- ‘She scrooches down to the ground, still wearing her soggy shorts and shirt.’
Mid 19th century: dialect variant of US scrouge ‘squeeze, crowd’, perhaps reinforced by the verb crouch.
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.