Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his face was distorted with anger’
twist, warp, contort, bend, buckle, deform, malform, misshape, disfigure
mangle, wrench, wring, wrest
2‘he oversimplified and distorted the truth’
misrepresent, pervert, twist, falsify, misreport, misstate, prejudice, manipulate, garble, quote out of context, take out of context
slant, bias, skew, colour, put a spin on, spin
tamper with, tinker with, doctor, alter, change
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.