Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He gangled over to me and stuck out a pale pink paw.’
- ‘When he gangles on to the stage tonight he tells us that there are going to be new songs (mild applause) and old songs (total pandemonium).’
Mid 20th century: back-formation from gangling.
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.