Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to refer to a thing whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify.‘I am up to my whatsis in snow and slush’
- ‘A land of opportunity, manifest destiny and righteous moral whatsis.’
- ‘Because what our man here is really notorious for, of course, is that undersea cable thingy, global whatsis, crossing thingamajig.’
- ‘In our modern twenty-four hour news whatsis we are more informed an deluged with information than ever!’
- ‘This is part of an ongoing series of whatsis through strange and foreign lands which you are reading, hooray!’
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.