Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a cruise up the Thames’
sea trip, sailing trip, sail
voyage, journey, passage
1‘she cruised across the Atlantic’
sail, steam, voyage, journey
travel by boat, take a cruise, take a boat trip, take a sea trip, take a sailing trip, go sailing, go yachting, go boating
2‘taxis cruised around the town centre’
coast, drift, meander, drive slowly, travel slowly, travel aimlessly
informal mosey, tootle
British informal pootle, swan
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.