Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an attack of cramp’
muscle spasm, muscular spasm, muscle contraction, muscular contraction, pang, twinge
crick, kink, stitch, stiffness, pain, shooting pain, ache, convulsion, tic, twitch
1‘tighter rules will cramp economic growth’
hinder, impede, inhibit, hamper, constrain, hamstring, obstruct, block, thwart, slow, check, arrest, curb, bridle, shackle, encumber, retard, handicap, tie, interfere with
restrict, limit, confine, restrain, impose limits on, set limits on, regulate, control, moderate, cut down on
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.