Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Forming or constituting an excrescence.
bulging, bulbous, popping, swelling, swollen, distended, sticking out, jutting, jutting out, protrudingView synonyms
- ‘One hour's light to be left and there's the excrescent moon sponging off the last of it.’
2(of a speech sound) added without etymological justification (e.g. the -t at the end of the surname Bryant)
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.