Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the irrigation channels were blocked with debris’
detritus, refuse, rubbish, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, litter, scrap, dross, chaff, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage, spoilage
remains, remnants, fragments, scraps, dregs, offscourings, odds and ends
North American trash, garbage
NZ Australian mullock
informal dreck, junk
British informal grot, gash, odds and sods, gubbins
vulgar slang shit, crap
rare draff, raffle, raff, cultch, orts
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.