Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘her husband was blackballed when he tried to join the Country Club’
reject, debar, bar, ban, vote against, blacklist, exclude, shut out, leave out in the cold
expel, drum out, oust, cashier, ostracize, repudiate
boycott, snub, shun, spurn, cold-shoulder, give the cold shoulder to
North American disfellowship
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.