Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
bowed, curved, bent, crooked, misshapen, malformed
1‘£40,000 is the figure that has been bandied about’
spread, spread about, spread around, put about, toss about, discuss, rumour
circulate, disseminate, communicate, purvey, diffuse, broadcast, publicize, make public, make known, pass on, propagate, promulgate, announce, give out, repeat
literary bruit about, bruit abroad
2‘I'm not going to bandy words with you’
exchange, swap, trade, interchange, barter, reciprocate, pass back and forth, give and take
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.