Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
mounted gun, field gun, gun, piece of artillery, piece of ordnance
informal big gun
historical carronade, bombard, culverin, falconet, long tom, serpentine
British historical pom-pom
1‘the couple behind almost cannoned into us’
collide with, hit, run into, bang into, crash into, smash into, smack into, crack into, ram into, be in collision with, plough into
North American impact with
North American informal barrel into
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.