Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was commander of a special force combating drug trafficking’
leader, head, headman, boss, chief, director, manager, overseer, controller, master
commander-in-chief, C.-in-C., commanding officer, CO, officer, captain
informal boss man, skipper, number one, top dog, kingpin, bigwig, Mr Big, big cheese
British informal gaffer, guv'nor
North American informal numero uno, sachem, big white chief, big wheel, head honcho, honcho, big kahuna, high muckamuck
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.