Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mollusc (especially with reference to its meat eaten as a delicacy):‘it was the only store in the city that carried scungilli’
- ‘They serve northern Italian fare including spaghetti carbonara, scungilli salad and shrimp Danielle.’
- ‘At least we don't have organ grinders with monkeys dressed in red and white checked sailor suits crawling around Mary-Kate and Ashley's shoulders asking for scungili.’
From Italian dialect scunciglio, probably an alteration of Italian conchiglia seashell.
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.