Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Walter was talking complete drivel’
nonsense, twaddle, claptrap, balderdash, gibberish, rubbish, mumbo jumbo
informal rot, tommyrot, poppycock, phooey, hot air, eyewash, piffle, garbage, tripe, waffle, bosh, bull, bunk, blah, hogwash, baloney
British informal cobblers, codswallop, cock, stuff and nonsense, tosh, double Dutch
North American informal flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa, applesauce
informal, dated bunkum
vulgar slang crap, bullshit, bollocks, balls
North American vulgar slang crapola
NZ Australian vulgar slang bulldust
1‘you always drivel on like this’
talk nonsense, talk rubbish, babble, ramble, gibber, burble, blather, blether, prate, prattle, gabble, chatter, twitter, maunder
informal waffle, witter on, gab, talk through one's hat
vulgar slang bullshit
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.