Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be stuck or bogged down:‘people are stogged in their misery’
- ‘Crisp filo pastry stogged full of deliciously sweet figs, encased in a lovely almond batter.’
- ‘Before this I had previously been stogged down in the conviction that a stereo's equalization should always be left flat.’
- ‘We stogged the house with moss for installation.’
- ‘Then it would clear out a bit only to be stogged with thicker and more densely packed ice.’
- ‘I find that when I write well measured critiques such as this, all of my writing for months, maybe years, gets stogged in polemics.’
Early 19th century: perhaps symbolic and suggested by stick and bog.
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.