Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, offending
errant, badly behaved, troublesome, difficult, unmanageable, unruly, disobedient, uncontrollable, out of control
well behaved, conformist
2‘delinquent parents need to face tougher penalties’
negligent, neglectful, remiss, careless of one's duty, irresponsible, lax, slack
North American derelict
rare disregardful, inadvertent, oscitant
offender, wrongdoer, malefactor, lawbreaker, culprit, criminal
hooligan, vandal, ruffian, hoodlum, lout
juvenile delinquent, young offender
informal juvie, tearaway
British informal yob, yobbo, chav, hoodie
NZ Australian informal hoon
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.