Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he crossed out the expletives in Sheridan and bowdlerized ‘Macbeth’’
expurgate, censor, blue-pencil, cut, edit, redact
make cuts to, delete parts of, make deletions in
purge, purify, sanitize, make presentable, make acceptable, make palatable, water down, emasculate
informal clean up
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.