Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Restrain (someone) with shackles.
shackle, manacle, handcuff, clap in irons, put in chains, chain, chain up, bind, tie, tie up, tether, rope, hobbleView synonyms
- ‘For before this I had no Lord, nor King; but I was enfettered by the power of Satan, condemned to death, and entangled in sin and blindness.’
- ‘I hope that I may yet find the rare chances to forget that I am an old, tired man who was enfettered by too many obligations.’
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.