Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘before she died she had fits of delirium’
derangement, dementia, dementedness, temporary insanity, temporary madness
incoherence, raving, irrationality, hysteria, wildness, feverishness, frenzy, hallucination
2‘in the delirium of desire, she muttered his name over and over’
ecstasy, rapture, transports, wild emotion, passion, wildness, excitement, frenzy, feverishness, fever
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.