Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘her face was contorted with terrible grief’
twist, screw up, distort
2‘chunks of contorted metal’
twist, bend out of shape, wrench out of shape, misshape, warp, buckle, deform
North American pretzel
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.