Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
attributive Troublesome or annoying.
annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating, irksome, vexatious, vexing, inconvenient, bothersome, tiresome, worrying, worrisome, disturbing, upsetting, distressing, perturbing, concerning, niggling, naggingView synonyms
- ‘Being awake when I should have been asleep was very plaguy.’
- ‘Today, rare herbs and wild flowers grow on the plaguey pit, so Belfast City Council has ordered the ground left to grow wild in order to see what biological mysteries the cemetery contains.’
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.