Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A feature or style of speech or idiom characteristic of cockneys.
- ‘This explanation is plausible but wrong; ‘captain’ is not a cockneyism.’
- ‘She greets them with sweet singsong cockneyisms that bear no resemblance to her smoky Afro-American jazz singing voice.’
- ‘He only offers that ‘dogs’ are US slang for feet, which doesn't help much as this is clearly a cockneyism.’
- ‘Forget the trouble and strife (and I know what that's a cockneyism for!) forget the chores and the deadlines, forget that the nose is at the grindstone!’
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.