Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘children were capering about the room’
skip, dance, romp, jig, frisk, gambol, cavort, prance, frolic, leap, hop, jump, bound, spring
rare curvet, rollick, capriole
1‘she did a little caper’
dance, skip, hop, leap, jump
rare curvet, gambado, gambade
2‘I'm too old for this kind of caper’
escapade, stunt, prank, trick, practical joke, antics, high jinks, mischief, game, sport, fun, jest, jesting, jape
shenanigans, lark, skylarking
British monkey tricks, monkey business
North American dido
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.