Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he hands the day's takings to the cashier’
clerk, bank clerk, teller, bank teller, banker, treasurer, bursar, purser
accountant, bookkeeper, controller
informal money man
1‘he was cashiered from the army on charges of insubordination’
dismiss, discharge, expel, drum out, throw out, cast out, discard, get rid of
informal sack, fire, give someone the boot, boot out, kick out, send packing, give someone their marching orders, give someone the bullet, give someone the push, show someone the door
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.