Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Unpleasant, squalid, or distasteful.‘a skeevy Vegas motel’
- ‘How can I get her to stop dragging these skeevy guys in to my apartment?’
- ‘Did he think that wasn't totally skeevy and strange?’
- ‘Considering the skeevy characters involved, we applaud her for leaving out the sex scenes.’
1970s: from Italian schifo ‘repugnance, disgust’.
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.