Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the gunners fired broadsides’
salvo, volley, cannonade, barrage, blast, bombardment, fusillade, hail of bullets
2‘a broadside against the economic reforms’
criticism, censure, denunciation, harangue, rant, polemic, diatribe, tirade, philippic
attack, assault, onslaught, abuse, battering
informal flak, brickbat
British informal slating
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.