Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the man's eyes did not blink’
shut and open, flutter, flicker, wink, bat
technical nictitate, nictate
2‘several red lights on the control panel had begun to blink’
flash, flicker, twinkle, waver, wink, scintillate, glint, glimmer, glitter
3‘no one even blinks at the ‘waitresses’ in drag’
be surprised, look twice, be startled, be shocked
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.