Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he threw his cloak over his shoulders’
cape, mantle, robe
2‘ministers tried to cover up the truth by hiding under a cloak of secrecy’
cover, screen, mask, blind, front, camouflage, shield, veneer
veil, mantle, shroud, blanket
1‘the summit was cloaked in thick mist’
conceal, hide, cover, veil, shroud, screen, mask, cloud
envelop, swathe, surround, cocoon
disguise, camouflage, obscure
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.