Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic analgesic drug that is similar to morphine in its effects and subject to abuse and addiction.
- ‘In the book, Suzanne, on an OxyContin bender, takes off to Tijuana with a tattoo artist she hardly knows.’
- ‘In the meantime, if anyone out there needs some OxyContin, that addictive painkiller, give me a holler.’
1970s: from oxy- + co- in codeine.
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.