Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a Polish MP lived as a migrant in London to find out why his countrymen prefer Britain’
compatriot, fellow citizen, fellow national, fellow countryman
2‘the countryman takes a great interest in the weather’
farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son of the soil
rustic, yokel, bumpkin, peasant, provincial
Irish informal culchie, bogman
North American informal hayseed, hick, hillbilly, rube
Australian informal bushy, ocker
archaic swain, hind, kern, carl, churl, cottier
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.