Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he got a crick in the neck from keeping his head down’
cramp, spasm, muscle spasm, muscular contraction, rick, kink, twinge, pang, pain, shooting pain, ache
stiffness, discomfort, tenderness, soreness
1‘he cricked his neck during practice’
strain, sprain, pull, wrench, tear, twist, rick
injure, hurt, damage, impair
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.