Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Pay (a specified amount of money, especially one regarded as excessive):‘he has had to shell out £500 a week hiring a bodyguard’‘she ended up shelling out for two rooms’
make payment, pay, settle up, pay in full, meet one's obligations, come up with the moneyView synonyms
- ‘Reading only the advertisements, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a magazine aimed at home buyers - about 80% of the advertising revenue has been shelled out by builders.’
- ‘At the top level, thousands of pounds are shelled out by ambitious team owners to ensure the right outcome of a match.’
- ‘The government claims it paid more than $200 million for this project five years ago, but a recent government audit shows tax dollars were shelled out for work that was never done.’
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.