Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a clump of conifers’
cluster, thicket, group, bunch, collection, assembly, assemblage
tuft, tuffet, tussock, mat, tangle
2‘a clump of earth’
lump, clod, mass, gobbet, wad, concentration
agglutination, agglomeration, accumulation, build-up
informal glob, gob
1‘galaxies tend to clump together in clusters’
cluster, group, bunch, collect, gather, assemble, congregate, mass, lump, bundle, pack, pile
2‘people were clumping around upstairs’
stamp, stomp, stump, clomp, tramp, plod, trudge, walk heavily, lumber, stumble
thump, thud, bang
Northern Irish Scottish sprauchle
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.