Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to express surprise or dismay.
- ‘He's maybe just gone down the wrong road, and, God strewth, we've all done that from time to time.’
- ‘Forget ‘strewth ‘and ‘fuller than a seaside dunny on Boxing Day‘.’
- ‘The newspapers in Australia use slang words and phrases like ‘strewth’ and ‘that's a crock’ in their editorials.’
Late 19th century: contraction of God's truth.
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.