Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they strip off and dive into the clear water’
plunge, plummet, nosedive, descend, jump, fall, drop, swoop, pitch, bellyflop
2‘the islanders dive for oysters’
swim under water, go under water, submerge, sink
snorkel, scuba dive
3‘he opened fire, forcing them to dive for cover’
leap, jump, lunge, launch oneself, throw oneself, go headlong, bolt, dart, dash, rush, scurry
1‘he made daredevil dives into the pool’
plunge, plummet, nosedive, descent, jump, fall, drop, swoop, pitch, bellyflop
2‘she made a sideways dive between a couple of stalls’
lunge, spring, jump, leap, bolt, dart, dash, dodge
3‘John got into a fight in some dive’
sleazy bar, sleazy nightclub, drinking den
drinking joint, seedy joint, dump, hole
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.