Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Arrogant or boastful talk.
boldness, bold manner, swagger, swaggering, bluster, swashbucklingView synonyms
- ‘With this boasting, this ‘fanfaronade’ as he himself called it, he wanted to show that Prussia was still rich and powerful.’
Mid 17th century: from French fanfaronnade, from fanfaron ‘braggart’, from fanfare (see fanfare).
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.