Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
friend, companion, intimate, familiar, confidant, alter ego, second self
playmate, classmate, schoolmate, workmate
pal, buddy, bosom pal, sidekick, cully, spar, crony, main man
British mate, oppo, china, mucker, butty
Northern English marrow, marra, marrer
North American amigo, compadre, paisan, bro
North American South African homeboy
South African gabba
rare fidus Achates
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.