Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the axe his father used to cleave wood for the fire’
split, split open, crack open, lay open, divide, sever, splinter
hew, hack, chop up, slice up, halve, bisect, quarter
archaic sunder, rive
2‘Stan was away, cleaving a path through the traffic’
plough, drive, bulldoze, cut, carve, make
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.