Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the book guides the beginner through the basics’
novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationer
recruit, raw recruit, newcomer, new boy, new girl, tyro, fledgling, neophyte, initiate, fresher, freshman, cub
North American tenderfoot
informal rookie, newie, newbie, newb
North American informal greenhorn, probie, punk
NZ Australian informal new chum
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.