Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Bad choice of words or poor pronunciation.
error, blunderView synonyms
- ‘Even Shakespeare might have been glad of such an opportunity to enlarge the cacology, by actual hearing, of some of his most amusing characters.’
- ‘He thought the mediums were too strong - too gross for the spirits - in the majority of instances, and imposed on the latter their own gross cacology.’
- ‘The cacology, in fact, here belongs not to the low world of the Flemings but to the 'high' world of the English romances.’
Late 18th century: via late Latin from Greek kakologia vituperation from kakos bad.
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.