Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there's no time to dally on the way to work’
dawdle, delay, loiter, linger, waste time, kill time, take one's time, while away time
lag, trail, straggle, fall behind
amble, plod, trudge, meander, drift
Scottish Irish traik
literary, archaic tarry
2‘he should stop dallying with film stars’
trifle, toy, play, amuse oneself, flirt, play fast and loose, tinker, philander, womanize, carry on
informal play around, mess about, mess around
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.