Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who habitually passes on confidential information or spreads rumors.
- ‘It was, after all, the moment for which every gossipmonger had been waiting.’
- ‘But I'm fascinated by how gossipmongers make medical diagnoses on the flimsiest of paparazzi photos.’
- ‘Everyone knew there was no bigger squealer than a gossipmonger.’
- ‘We don't really know if blogs will become the political pamphlets or the broadsheet ballads of our time, but their ability to act as the gossipmongers of the global village is undisputed.’
- ‘An eccentric rock star and his beautiful sister on a ranch in the middle of nowhere is irresistible fodder for the gossipmongers.’
- ‘It was nicknamed toujours prêt - always ready - by Parisian gossipmongers.’
- ‘‘Sometimes it pays to listen to what the gossipmongers say,’ Thomas said vehemently.’
- ‘If something happened at a luncheon or garden party it was bound to be all over the town by nightfall, thanks to gossipmongers like Lady Miller and her ilk.’
- ‘Their relationship kept gossipmongers agog for years.’
- ‘Not an eternal gossipmonger, not a social butterfly, not a comedic actress, but a very serious-minded woman with a warmth that came from the depths of her soul.’
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.