Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘‘You must excuse me,’ croaked the old woman’
rasp, squawk, caw, crow, wheeze, gasp, choke, hack, hawk, bark, cough
speak hoarsely, speak huskily, speak throatily, speak harshly, speak thickly
2‘the dog finally croaked in 1987’
1‘her voice emerged as a dry croak’
rasp, wheeze, gasp, bark, hack, cough
caw, squawk, cackle, clack, cluck
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.