Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I waited with beating heart, not knowing what would betide’
happen, occur, take place, come about, transpire, arise, chance
result, ensue, follow, develop, supervene
North American informal go down
come to pass, befall, bechance
rare hap, arrive, eventuate
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.