Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to attract someone's attention surreptitiously.‘Psst! Want to know a secret?’
- ‘Psst come closer; I've got a secret.’
- ‘‘Hey, psst,’ he asks in a stage whisper, ‘whoever's in charge here, the scenery, where's the scenery?’’
- ‘I was speaking whispers into his ear, like pssst psst psssssssst,’ she said.’
- ‘Well, Dave puts on a baseball cap and hides in the cellar and goes, psst!’
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.