Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1chains‘he had been held in chains while he was a prisoner’
fetters, shackles, bonds, irons, leg irons, manacles, handcuffs
informal cuffs, bracelets
archaic trammels, gyves, darbies, bilboes
2‘a chain of events’
series, succession, string, sequence, train, trail, run, pattern, progression, course, set, line, row, concatenation
3‘a chain of shops’
multiple shop, multiple store, multiple, firm, company
1‘she chained her bicycle to the railings’
tie, secure, fasten, tether, hitch, bind, rope, moor
restrain, shackle, fetter, manacle, handcuff, hobble
rare trammel, gyve
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.