Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the major drawback to this method is that it can be very time-consuming’
disadvantage, snag, downside, stumbling block, catch, hitch, pitfall, fly in the ointment
weak point, weak spot, weakness, flaw, defect, imperfection, fault
handicap, limitation, trouble, difficulty, problem, issue, complication, liability, nuisance
hindrance, obstacle, hurdle, impediment, obstruction, inconvenience, barrier, curb, check, discouragement, deterrent, damper
informal minus, hiccup
British informal spanner in the works
North American informal monkey wrench in the works
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.