Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the serpentine curves of the river’
bend, turn, loop, curl, twist, hook
arch, bow, half-moon
corner, dog-leg, oxbow
bulge, swell, curvature, camber
British hairpin bend, hairpin turn
technical flexure, trajectory, inflection
1‘the road dipped steeply and then curved back on itself’
bend, turn, loop, wind, meander, undulate, snake, spiral, twist, coil, curl
arc, arch, bow
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.