Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he had a bald head’
hairless, bald-headed, smooth
Scottish Irish baldy
2‘the garden contained a few bald bushes’
leafless, bare, uncovered, stark
3‘such a bald statement requires some elaboration’
plain, simple, unadorned, unvarnished, unembellished, undisguised, unveiled, stark, severe, austere, brutal, harsh
blunt, direct, forthright, plain-spoken, straight, straightforward, candid, honest, truthful, realistic, true to life, frank, outspoken, downright, outright, straight from the shoulder, explicit, unequivocal, unambiguous, unexaggerated, unqualified
informal upfront, warts and all
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.