Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Slightly plump:‘she was fair, well covered but not fat’
heavily built, stocky, thickset, sturdy, sturdily built, well built, burly, strapping, brawny, muscular, solid, heavy, hefty, meatyView synonyms
- ‘Yesterday, the animal was sleek and well-covered as he slid into the sea off East Pier in Howth harbour.’
- ‘In Hadji Baba of Isphalan James Morier notes that Turkish men prefer their women well covered whereas in Persia they prefer them slim.’
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.