Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
marijuana, hashish, bhang, hemp, kef, kif, charas, ganja, sinsemilla
informal dope, hash, grass, pot, blow, draw, stuff, Mary Jane, tea, the weed, gold, green, mezz, skunkweed, skunk, reefer, rope, smoke, gage, boo, charge, jive, mootah, pod
British informal wacky backy
North American informal locoweed
South African dagga, zol
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.