Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
aberrant, deviating, divergent, abnormal, atypical, untypical, non-typical, anomalous, digressive, irregular, non-standard
nonconformist, rogue, perverse, transgressing, wayward
strange, odd, peculiar, uncommon, unusual, freak, freakish, curious, bizarre, eccentric, idiosyncratic, unorthodox, exceptional, singular, unrepresentative
distorted, twisted, warped, perverted
informal bent, kinky, quirky
1‘lone parents are likely to be treated as deviants’
nonconformist, eccentric, maverick, individualist, exception, outsider, misfit, fish out of water, square peg in a round hole, round peg in a square hole
informal oddball, odd fish, weirdo, weirdie, freak, bad boy
North American informal screwball, kook
US informal wackadoo, wackadoodle
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.