Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a pair of wooden clogs’
sabot, wooden shoe, wooden-soled shoe
1‘the drainpipes became clogged with clay and silt’
block, obstruct, congest, jam, choke, bung up, dam, dam up, plug, silt up, stop up, seal, fill up, close
informal gunge up
technical occlude, obturate
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.